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Featured on Craftsy!

Posted by on Jun 10, 2013 in Press | 0 comments

One of our baby shower cakes was featured on Craftsy as a “beautiful baby shower” cake! Clothesline Cake: Cuter than a button and far more delicious, this cake features an edible clothesline strung with baby boy clothes. Created using fondant, a storybook-style typeface announces “It’s a Boy”, and a pretty border of piped blue pearls finishes the...

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Styled Wedding Photo Shoot

Posted by on May 15, 2013 in Press | 0 comments

I had a wonderful opportunity to work with The Wedding Girls and Laura Lorraine Designs when they asked me to design a cake for their Palm Springs wedding photo shoot! The directions were simple: geometric cake with a minimalistic design. MUSIC TO MY EARS! Since I knew we were going to be working in the desert, I threw in some sugar sculpted succulents onto the cake.  For more photos check out: http://www.brookemerrill.com/brookemerrillblog/2013/5/15/palm-springs-ca-styled-wedding       Credits: Event Design: Laura Lorraine Designs Photography: Brooke Merrill + Randi Marie (The Wedding Girls) Hair: Rikki Tieman at Hair Ya Go Makeup: Laura Crivello at Blush Makeup Artistry Invitations (Images Coming Soon) : Paper Scissors Print Cake: Shakar Bakery Location: Palm Springs Californina. Hotel: Rivera Palm Springs      ...

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Harsanik.Com Features Shakar Bakery!

Posted by on Oct 30, 2012 in Press | 0 comments

Shakar Bakery – From Enginieering To Baking This week we are excited to feature Shakar Bakery on our blog! We recently met Shantal, owner of Shakar Bakery and we fell in love with her work! Shakar Bakery specializes in designer cakes that are unique and customized to your specifications and you can find out all about her work on the Shakar Bakery listing on Harsanik.com. We were very intrigued when we found out that Shantal has a Master’s degree in engineering and relatively recently switched her career from engineering to baking! So we spent some time getting to know Shantal and we wanted to share her interesting background with all of you, along with her beautiful work! “My love affair with cake design and decorating was an accidental one. It all started after I graduated in 2009 with my Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering and had difficulty finding a satisfying and fulfilling opportunity. While soul-searching for my true passion I started to design cakes for friend’s birthdays, and had an “ah ha!” moment – I really enjoyed this, and was good at it too! I decided to take my future into my own hands, and created my own business! It was very important to find a unique name that reflected the business, was easy to remember, and was fun! After much thought I settled on Shakar Bakery and registered the business in December 2009. “Shakar” means sugar or candy in Armenian. I’m a self-taught baker, spending countless hours using Google and YouTube as my educational and reference tools. It was a little frustrating at first, and I met many roadblocks along the way, but through trial and error, numerous hours of practice, and extreme frustration I pursued my passion and now I have incredible customers which make Shakar Bakery what it is today! I really enjoy working with my customers and getting creative with their cake designs. It’s challenging and very rewarding. Nothing makes me happier than reading an e-mail or receiving a picture of my creations from customers. Currently I work full time as an Environmental Engineer by day, and focus on all of the wonderful cake designs in the evenings. Some of my hobbies include writing monthly articles for the Armenian Weekly, traveling the world, following astronomy, hiking, and playing the piano. Fun facts about me: I was raised in a Uruguayan-Armenian household and speak English, Spanish and Armenian fluently.” We love meeting Armenian entrepreneur who have started their own business, and we are thrilled that Shantal has pursued her passion and strength and created Shakar Bakery! Shantal – Congrats on the interesting journey from engineering to baking and on behalf of Harsanik.com, we wish you lots of success!See more here:...

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ClevverTv and Voskos Greek Yogurt Press Release

Posted by on Oct 30, 2012 in Press | 0 comments

SUN VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 29, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — It all started with an innocent tweet. Bridget Daly https://twitter.com/bridgedaly, Deidre Behar https://twitter.com/HerNameIsDeidre and Joslyn Davis https://twitter.com/JoslynDavis of ClevverTV http://www.youtube.com/ClevverTV and ClevverNews http://www.youtube.com/clevvernews were discussing yogurt, when Daly tweeted “I’ll assume u ladies have NOT had Voskos fig Greek yogurt??? It’s life changing.” To which Deidre Behar replied, “I propose a joint bday cake made of such “fig Greek yogurt” by @govoskos http://twitter.com/govoskos in honor of Oct 28th and 29th’s finest.” “How could we possibly refuse?” says Gohar Ohanian, Marketing Consultant at Voskos Greek Yogurt. “It was short notice, but we had to come up with a cake that would be delicious and beautiful – beautiful enough to be deserving of these gorgeous, vibrant young women.” Knowing that this was a task for a professional baker, Voskos had enlisted the help of the very talented Shantal DerBoghosian of Shakar Bakery. “I knew I wanted a layer cake, and I wanted to incorporate the flavors of Voskos fig yogurt, chocolate, and of course create frosting with the glamour girls’ images,” explains Shantal. The delightful, multi-layer result was brought into the ClevverTV studios on Friday, October 26th, to the delight of the birthday girls. “We’re super grateful to Voskos for treating us to this amazing cake for our birthdays” says Deidre Behar. “We couldn’t have asked for a more special treat.” About Shakar Bakery Shakar Bakery specializes in designer cakes, gourmet cookies, cupcakes and chocolates for birthdays, weddings, engagements, showers, and parties. The two most important qualities in any Shakar Bakery work are design and quality taste. To view the bakery’s creations, visit its online gallery: http://shakarbakery.com/pictures/ About ClevverTV and ClevverNews ClevverTV features entertainment news, interviews with the hottest young Hollywood celebrities, gossip, movie previews, music info and more. To subscribe, visit http://Youtube.com/ClevverTV. ClevverNews is your daily up to the minute entertainment news source, featuring celebrity interviews, television scoop, behind-the-scenes set visits, Hollywood headlines, and music & movie News. To subscribe, visit http://www.youtube.com/clevvernews About Voskos Greek Yogurt Award-winning for its thick, rich taste and nutritional value, Voskos Greek Yogurt http://www.voskos.com/ is nature’s premium blend of authentic yogurt and is Better Than Good in more ways than one. Voskos Greek Yogurt is all-natural, GMO-free, hormone-free, gluten-free, and Kosher certified. Through Voskos’ proprietary ProStrain™ method, Voskos yields two times more protein, more probiotics, less lactose, and a thicker, creamier consistency. Blended with balance, Voskos products have the best protein to sugar ratio on the market. Available nationwide at Kroger, Safeway, Publix, Shoprite, Wakefern, Bi-Lo, Whole Foods, Sprouts, and more. For store locations, visit Voskos.com or Facebook.com/Voskos.Greek.Yogurt https://www.facebook.com/Voskos.Greek.Yogurt today. Media contact: Ani Khandzhyan marketing@voskos.com 818.504.1775 This information was brought to you by Cision http://www.cisionwire.com http://www.cisionwire.com/voskos-greek-yogurt/r/clevvertv-stars-bridget-daly-and-deidre-behar-celebrate-birthday-with-voskos-greek-yogurt-fig-cake,c9327835   Follow this link here:...

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Featured In Wedding Bells Magazine’s Blog!

Posted by on Jul 21, 2012 in Press | 0 comments

Shakar Bakery’s chocolate covered strawberries were featured on a Wedding Bells Blog!! We are so excited with this find, and are super grateful to Wedding Bells for sharing our work with their readers! Follow them on Facebook for updates! Click herefor the link, or see below for a pasted version: Wedding Bells Blog Previous Post planning 15 Ways To Incorporate Fruit Into Your Sweet Table Posted January 23rd, 2012 | 10:32 am ‹‹ Back to Post Image 15 of 15 ‹‹ Previous Chocolate Covered Strawberries How do you make fruit even more delicious than it already is? Dress it up in a tuxedo made of chocolate of course! Photo courtesy Shakar Bakery. Read more in planning Posted January 23rd, 2012 | 10:32 am Previous Post Start your wedding registry now! Connect with bridal registries across Canada. On Newsstands Now! Fall & Winter 2012More dream dresses, real weddings, beauty inspiration and honeymoon ideas from our Fall & Winter 2012 issue. Buy This Issue! Categories advice beauty DIY wedding ideas engagement fashion fun home & registry inspiration planning real weddings travel Recent Posts Chocolate Wedding Favours Your Guests Will Love Posted 07.20.12 A Charming Camp Wedding In Golden Lake, Ontario Posted 07.20.12 Wedding Style Inspiration: Moonrise Kingdom Posted 07.20.12 A Dreamy Nature-Inspired Wedding In Toronto Posted 07.20.12 20 Ways To Make Your Save-the-Dates Awesome Posted 07.19.12 Quick Links Privacy Policy Contact Us Masthead Terms of Use Advertise with us Submit your Real Wedding © 2012 St. Joseph Media. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part strictly prohibited. Weddingbells is a registered trademark of St. Joseph Media Inc....

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Networking!

Posted by on Jul 16, 2012 in Press | 0 comments

Have you ever had a day where everything started on the wrong foot from the very beginning? Today was one of those days for me- it all started when my iPhone failed me and didn’t set my alarm clock off at the proper time. As a result, I overslept 1.5 hours, got stuck in an hour of traffic to get to my engineering job, and then an avalanche of catastrophes occurred throughout the day. In between all of this, the editor of The Armenian Weekly, Khatchig Mouradian, sends me a message to let me know that he will be in Burbank, California for Chris Bohjalian‘s book launch of The Sandcastle Girls. A few weeks ago, The Armenian Weekly wrote a wonderful article about my bakery! I was introduced to Chris Bohjalian after he tweeted the article on twitter. He joked around that he would love to taste some of my goodies the next time he was in Los Angeles! Needless to say, regardless of my bad day, I had to go out and meet these two wonderful men! As a thank you to both, I prepared a half dozen of my chocolate Oreo cookies (which might I add, are one of my biggest hits), and went to the book launch! Chris is a very powerful and eloquent speaker, and a great seller of his own work 🙂 I had planned on buying the book in a supportive effort, but had I not planned on it, his speech would’ve compelled me to go out and buy it! The way he lovingly spoke of his characters, and the raw emotion he poured into his words really made one want to read this story that took him 18 months to piece together! Needless to say, I bought the book, and stood in a very, very long line to get it signed by him. When his assistant approached me, she asked how I wanted him to sign my book. I said “Shakar Bakery.” She then saw me holding his cookies and said “this is a very nice gift for him.” Khatchig was socializing in the distance, and I noticed he was down to 2 Oreo cookies by this point (which was maybe 10 minutes after I handed him his bag). When I finally got to Chris, Khatchig told me he wanted to introduce me. He told Chris “do you remember when I wrote the article in the Armenian Weekly about Shakar Bakery?” At this point, Chris hadn’t noticed me, but I did notice his eyes light up before responding “yes, yes of course!” Khatchig then turned to me and said “This is Shantal, the owner of Shakar Bakery.” Chris was still seated at this point, and I dangled the bag of chocolate oreos in front of him and said ” I remembered you would be here, and I brought you a gift!” He jumped out of his seat, like a child would jump out of bed Christmas morning, reached across the table,gave me a huge hug and said “thank you, thank you!” I then told him “you can’t wait to eat my cookies, I can’t wait to read your book!” His reply was “I got the better end of the bargain!” His reaction made my night! Best part was that people were staring at me thinking “who is this girl?” Mind you, Chris is a N.Y Best Selling Author!! A couple of them actually approached me to ask more about my bakery. One girl asked “why are so many people walking around with cookies?” I said, “No, not so many people- these were only for Khatchig and Chris because they’re wonderful!” It’s the little things in life that make me...

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