2021 San Diego Cake Show Virtual Campaign

Meet the Judges

Nicholas Lodge

Chef Nicholas Lodge teaches and demonstrates his unique skills around the world. He is internationally known, not only for his unique skills in sugar art, but also for the quality of his demonstrations and classes. He is a highly respected and sought-after judge at sugar arts competitions throughout the world. Chef Nicholas teaches at his home classroom in Atlanta, Georgia, has eleven on-line Craftsy classes, and is a chef instructor at the prestigious French Pastry School in Chicago. He is the author of over a dozen cake decorating books and 16 instructional DVD's. In January 2015 Chef Nicholas was appointed Brand Ambassador for Renshaw, of the United Kingdom.” In 2017 Nicholas was awarded "Educator of the Year" at the New York Cake Show.

Susan Trianos


​Susan has been decorating cakes professionally for 32 years. She has owned a renowned cake shop in Toronto, worked in the test kitchen for one of the worlds largest baked goods corporations, and taught at a confectionary arts college. Her work has been featured on TV, in magazines and movies, and she was named Grand Champion at the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show in 2018. Susan now teaches hands on classes and runs an online school, Learn to Cake. 

Reva Alexander-Hawk


Reva Alexander-Hawk is a regular on our TV screens and is a winner of Food Network's Wedding Cake Championships, Halloween Wars, Cake Wars and as well as a regular contributor to Hallmark Channel's Home and Family. 

Reva is a life long baker, as the "go to" source for sweets within her family. She is a graduate of the distinguished California Culinary Academy of San Francisco, she has studied baking and pastry with industry leaders and continues to value the importance of education both as a student and an instructor. 

In 2002, Reva officially launched her own cake and pastry business, Merci Beaucoup Cakes. Calling on her connections in the Los Angeles area, she developed a glowing reputation as a high end cake decorator. Her hard work and amazing creations landed her on three seasons of the show "Amazing Wedding Cakes," which has aired globally in over a dozen countries. It remains an experience that has opened up many wonderful opportunities to share her skills with the cake community from North America to Europe and become a trusted name in the sugar art world. 

Winner of Halloween Wars, Cake Wars and Wedding Cake Championship. 

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Reva Alexander-Hawk​  Merci Beaucoup Cakes  105 Clack Circle Drive #100,  Eatonton, GA  31024

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