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Celebrity Presenters 2015

Michael Lewis-Anderson


Michael Lewis-Anderson
Sugar Stylist Extraordinaire



Professional Experience

2014 – 2015 Professional Artistic and Decorative Career

  • Heinemann Konditorai Germany, wedding and celebration cakes brand development
  • Wittamer by Edelweiss franchise shops (19) celebration cakes development.
  • Renshaw’s ambassador and presenter
  • Culinary professor Beau-Arts school Brussels, Belgium

1999 – 2015 Wittamer Brussels – Chef sugar-stylist – PR

  • Designing new product lines 10-12 times a year seasonal: Halloween, Saint Nicolas, Christmas,
  • St. Valentine, Carnival, Easter and Mother’s Day, et al.
  • Designing prestigious products for special events / marketing: Louis Vuitton chocolate shoe, DVF Sutra Bracelet, Elvis Pompillo Chocolate Hat.
  • Special orders and VIP relationship, Royal wedding cake Philippe and Mathilde, Princess Astrid Birthday,
  • Queen Elizabeth II birthday cake British Embassy, US Embassy Christmas party, events for Arabic Emirates and Kuwait and Qatari’s Independence Day, Microsoft world 25th anniversary with Bill Gates. Princess Elisabeth. Polar station inauguration with Prince Philippe and Alain Huber
  • PR for TV “C’est du Belge” 10th Birthday, July 21 Belgium National day, “ Around the world for free”
  • CBS / Jeff Schroder
  • Charity work DVF world trade center NYC Special edition by Wittamer, Princess Alexandra of Belgium Foundation’s Gala Evening. Little dreams – 5th anniversary
  • Phil Collins charity event
  • Chocolate and cake decorating workshop, Brussels: Wittamer for team building for corporate societies and embassies. Japan: launching of a new franchise boutique store by Wittamer
  • International weddings: India, Japan, France, UK, Holland and Israel

1997 – 1999 Pastry chef “Chez Gilles” Kosher catering, Brussels – Tel Aviv

  • Chef’s workshop and boutique
  • Adaptation of high quality pastry and bread to a kosher environment
  • Catering of grand Jewish events such as weddings, Bar Mitzva and Brits
  • Formation of a new company in Tel Aviv “ Chez Gilles ” high class retail patisserie for hotels, restaurants and private planes
  • Collaboration with Zaradaze Tel Aviv (restaurant) reinventing the sweet trolley

1989 – 1997 Wittamer Brussels – Executive pastry chef and cake designer

  • Production of Chocolate, pralines, bakery and patisserie
  • Hot and cold kitchen and banquet maker
  • Cake decorating department executive chef
  • Window stylist and image branding

1989 – 1989 Pastry chef, Biaxas high-class patisserie and chocolates – Barcelona

  • Chocolatier and Danish pastry development
  • Wedding and grand occasion cake decoration

1987 – 1989 Pastry chef, Konditorai Heinemann, Monchengladbach, Germany

  • Torten and marzipan workshops
  • Wedding and celebration cake development ex 08/08/88 window show

1986 – 1987 Pastry and bakery chef, Banhof Buffet, a 13 restaurants chain, Zurich Switzerland

  • Production chef included bakery and patisserie departments. Ex supplying the Orient express train
  • Formation Ewald Notter zucker décor school

1983 – 1986 Apprentice, Cake Craft Oldham UK

  • Saturday employment cake decorating assistant

Awards and Applause

  • 2015 – Chevalier du theater de Toon,  Brussels Belgium
  • 2015- Lauréat du travail royal, Brussels Belgium
  • 1985 – Premier award winner Tameside College of technology bakery school
  • 1984 – Premier award winner Tameside College of technology bakery school
  • 1983, 1984, and 1985 – first prize British fermentation award


  • 1986-1987 Ewald Notter zucker décor school, sugar showpieces Zurich Switzerland
  • Richemont School, master school, Chocolate and pralines Lucern Switzerland
  • Richemont school, master school, Swiss and continental confectionary Lucern Switzerland
  • 1982-1985 Bakery confectioning City and Guilds diploma, Tameside College of technology bakery school Ashton-under-Lyne UK


English (mother tongue), French (read and spoken), German (read and spoken), Dutch (notions)


Michael Lewis-Anderson – Master cake decorator and stylist, pastry confectioner
12, Clos Marquis de Bethune 1310 La Hulpe Belgium – tél: + 32 478 68 04 04

Nationality: British

Karen Tack and Alan Richardson


Karen Tack and Alan Richardson
Best-selling Authors
Food Stylists



Karen Tack and Alan Richardson are the authors of Hello, Cupcake!, What’s New Cupcake?, and Cupcakes, Cookies & Pie, Oh, My!. This trio of New York Times best selling books has revolutionized cupcake decorating. But why should cupcakes have all the fun? Their latest book, Cake My Day!, shows how using a bigger canvas leads to even more decorating fun!

Called the “Cake Whisperer” by Gourmet magazine, Karen Tack is a cooking teacher and one of the top food stylists in the nation. She has created cupcakes and other desserts for the covers of many of America’s favorite magazines, including Bon Appetit, Cook’s Illustrated, 
Real Simple, Martha Stewart Living, Good Housekeeping, Ladies’ Home Journal, Family Circle, Woman’s Day, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Parents, Family Fun, Taste of Home, Parade, and many more. Karen lives with her family in Connecticut.

Alan Richardson, dubbed the “McGyver of Candy”, is the coauthor of The Four Seasons of Italian Cooking and The Breath of a Wok, which won the Best international Cookbook award from the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) as well as the Jane Grigson Award for scholarly research in cookery (also from IACP). His work has appeared in dozens of best-selling cookbooks and leading magazines, including Esquire, GQ, Newsweek, the New York Times Magazine, Food & Wine, Saveur, and Washington Post Magazine. Alan lives with his family in New York.