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    Karen Portaleo
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So very proud to say that Daniel and I won The Best Showpiece Award at the @cakemasters Awards! Thank you @danieldieguez for inviting me to join you on such a crazy and incredible adventure! And thank you @thecakeshows for giving us the platform to do such a big installation. It was a complete honor to have shared the nomination with @dorothyklerck , @emmajaynecakedesign  and @thecakeillusionist . Incredible work by incredible women!!!#chocolatemagic #chocolate #edibleart #thisiscrazy #saracino #callebout #magiccolors #ilovemyjob
So very proud to say that Daniel and I won The Best Showpiece Award at the @cakemasters Awards! Thank you @danieldieguez for inviting me to join you on such a crazy and incredible adventure! And thank you @thecakeshows for giving us the platform to do such a big installation. It was a complete honor to have shared the nomination with @dorothyklerck , @emmajaynecakedesign and @thecakeillusionist . Incredible work by incredible women!!!#chocolatemagic  #chocolate  #edibleart  #thisiscrazy  #saracino  #callebout  #magiccolors  #ilovemyjob 
Wow! Check out this AMAZING ARTICLE written by Laura Sweet on @ifitshipitshere ! Thank you, Laura, I LOVE it! #grateful #womenwriters #candles #cakeandcandles #portaleo #everydayishalloween #alwayssomethingnew #portaleocandles
I’m taking Halloween Candle orders up until noon on Friday the 26th! (But of course you can order your candles whenever you want them!) go to PortaleoCandles.com #candles #halloweencandles #everydayishalloween #weddingcandles #portaleocandles #candlelove #beautifulcandles
I am thrilled to announce my new company: Portaleo Candles ! Please check it out at portaleocandles.com, and follow all the news @portaleo_candles !#candles #beautifulcandles #alwaysstartingsomething #thisisnext #portaleocandles #cakeandcandles
Mumbai has been such a whirlwind! I haven’t taken enough pics! The Cakeology party tonight was a blast! Dancing, wine, great food, and lots of laughing! I needed it! Class tomorrow!
Mumbai has been such a whirlwind! I haven’t taken enough pics! The Cakeology party tonight was a blast! Dancing, wine, great food, and lots of laughing! I needed it! Class tomorrow!
Thrilled to be among the nominees for Best Showpiece for the piece @danieldieguez and I created for CI ! Congratulations to my fellow nominees @dorothyklerck , @emmajaynecakedesign and @thecakeillusionist ! And thank you to @cakemasters !
Thrilled to be among the nominees for Best Showpiece for the piece @danieldieguez and I created for CI ! Congratulations to my fellow nominees @dorothyklerck , @emmajaynecakedesign and @thecakeillusionist ! And thank you to @cakemasters !
Are you ready Everyone? I’m headed to Mumbai to teach and demo along with some of the best in the business! Three days of classes and demos! Jump in! www.cakeology.in
Are you ready Everyone? I’m headed to Mumbai to teach and demo along with some of the best in the business! Three days of classes and demos! Jump in! www.cakeology.in
I’m going to be at Cake International this year! I’ll be doing demos, judging, and spending time with everyone! Who will I get to see there?
I’m going to be at Cake International this year! I’ll be doing demos, judging, and spending time with everyone! Who will I get to see there?
Signs of beloved Fall! The pomegranates in front of my studio have begun to drop, providing late night snacks for the critters. Somewhere there’s a chipmunk lying on his back, rubbing his big full belly. #hurryfall #pomegranate #studiolife #itsgoodtobehome #georgia #gratitude #changescoming
Skeksis complete! Thank you @center_for_puppetry_arts for a fabulous night at #thedarkcrystalball , @highlandbakery for more than I can say, @uflexique , @renshawbaking ,@cakedutchesstools and @jenniferdenise_makeupartist ! #thedarkcrystal #skeksis #skeksiscake #thecenterforpuppetryarts #lordchamberlain #cakeart #cakesofinstagram #dragoncon #modelingchocolate #jimhenson #brianhenson #brianfroud #wendyfroud #tobyfroud #savethepuppets
Finishing touches! Check out that gorgeous #uflexique edible cloth! Also, about 30 lbs of @renshawbaking fondant! Thank you @highlandbakery , my cake home, @jenniferdenise_makeupartist for the help and the shard!!! And @center_for_puppetry_arts for being awesome! #skeksis #cakeart #thedarkcrystal #jimhenson #brianfroud #ilovemyjob #cakesofinstagram #iwatamedea
I’m bringing Skeksi back...WIP; chocolate Skeksis Head. Can’t wait to paint and clothe this beast! See you at The Dark Crystal Ball! #skeksis #skeksiscake #thecenterforpuppetryarts #renshawbaking #thecakedutchess #modelingchocolate #jimhensonstudios #brianfroud #wendyfroud #ilovemyjob
SORCERY I TELL YOU! You start with some brittle ol’ wafer paper, print a nice pattern, paint @uflexique on it, and it makes gorgeous, supple , edible FABRIC! It amazes me every time! If you make cakes, or edible clothing, you need #Flexique! #ediblemagic #uniqueflexique #itsamiracle #cakemagic #skeksiscake #wip
What a whirlwind! Two big back to back classes, punctuated by the biggest pizza I’ve ever seen, The Alamo, HEB, and lots of laughter. Thank you for working SO hard, everyone! Especially my Humpty class, who all stayed for the Ballerina Pig class! And thank you to Rebecca @sheercelebrations for being such a gracious host. You guys warm my heart! #sanantonio #cakedecorating #portaleoclasses #ilovemyjob #liveclasses #cakepeoplearealittlecrazy #sheercelebrations
My dear friend @taria.camerino is making some medicinal magic. Her work is transformational.  Check her out @alchimiquebotanicals . if you’re in the Atlanta area on the 29th, head over to @hodgepodgecoffee and learn more:
#Repost @taria.camerino with @get_repost
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do you have questions about CBD, or adaptogenic herbs?

if you have been wondering which cycle will support you on your journey to whole.  Please come see me @hodgepodgecoffee tomorrow July, 29th from 12-3pm.  I will be answering questions and sharing my process in making these helpers. 
If you haven't heard of us, this is my new company, @alchimiquebotanicals .  We are focused on cbd rich, with herbal and wildcrafted blends to balance and support the systems in the body.

I would love to meet with you and share my story of healing and making plant magic.
My dear friend @taria.camerino is making some medicinal magic. Her work is transformational. Check her out @alchimiquebotanicals . if you’re in the Atlanta area on the 29th, head over to @hodgepodgecoffee and learn more: #Repost  @taria.camerino with @get_repost ・・・ do you have questions about CBD, or adaptogenic herbs? if you have been wondering which cycle will support you on your journey to whole. Please come see me @hodgepodgecoffee tomorrow July, 29th from 12-3pm. I will be answering questions and sharing my process in making these helpers. If you haven't heard of us, this is my new company, @alchimiquebotanicals . We are focused on cbd rich, with herbal and wildcrafted blends to balance and support the systems in the body. I would love to meet with you and share my story of healing and making plant magic.
READ THE SHIRTS!!! I’ve got the BEST stalkers! Lol❤️ Thank you, @thecakelady772 and @kylakrosin !!! You slay me, and you made my day (my next four days, actually!) ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
READ THE SHIRTS!!! I’ve got the BEST stalkers! Lol❤️ Thank you, @thecakelady772 and @kylakrosin !!! You slay me, and you made my day (my next four days, actually!) ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Ok @thecakebarshow ...you wanna do the 80’s? Lemme show you how it was DONE!
Ok @thecakebarshow ...you wanna do the 80’s? Lemme show you how it was DONE!