About Sylvia
Sylvia started decorating cakes, literally, by accident. After a car accident resulted in two broken wrists and physical therapy working with clay, she discovered fondant while watching a Food Network Cake Challenge. Her clay sculptures were quickly replaced with edible ones and an extreme cake artist was born.
Sylvia entered her first competition in early 2008 and took multiple wins at That Takes the Cake Show in Austin, Texas. Her Golden Dragon sculpted cake had the distinction of taking the Best in Show award. Sylvia was given the chance of a lifetime in 2011 to appear on Food Network Challenge, Star Wars episode. Her team took home first place, and had the unique opportunity to replicate the cake at the opening of the Star Tours ride at Disney World. Since then, she has won over 50 medals at competitions around the United States.
Sylvia's passion for competing in cake competitions is matched only by her passion to learn more about the industry and pass on that knowledge to others. She holds a degree in Culinary Arts, is a Certified Culinarian, and she teaches classes throughout the year. There is virtually no request that she cannot reproduce in cake, and she is always ready to take on new challenges.
Food Network Challenge
Sylvia Wilson and Carter Holton took home the gold in a special Star Wars edition of Food Network's Challenge. Competing against three other teams, Sylvia and Carter's C3PO cake outshined them all!
Icing Smiles: Baking a Difference
Batter Up Cake Shop proudly volunteers with Icing Smiles to provide custom cakes to families impacted by the critical illness of a child
As featured on VoyageDallas
Meet Sylvia Wilson of Batter Up Cake Shop in Plano
Plano Small Business Excellence Award
Batter Up Cake Shop was selected for the 2016 Plano Small Business Excellence Award in the bakeries classification
As featured on Cake Central
Sylvia's entirely edible Kitchen "Maid" Cake was featured on Cake Central as one of Andi's Faves
As featured on Cake Central
Sylvia's Lord of the Rings Cake was featured on Cake Central
As featured in McKinney Image
Sylvia shares her story with McKinney Image Magazine.
As featured in
American Cake Decorating
Sylvia's review of Creative Cakes by Rosalind Chan is featured in the Nov/Dec 2015 issue of American Cake Decorating
Sponsored by Paasche
Batter Up Cake Shop is grateful to our sponsor, Paasche Airbrush Company, for meeting and exceeding all of our airbrush needs. www.paascheairbrush.com