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Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Website: http://bolosdomike.wix.com/site

ENGLISH:
Michael Almeida, native of South Africa from the city of Johannesburg lives in Portugal since he was 8 years old, having a degree in Psychology and a master degree in sexual medicine, but very early dedicated to various hobbies based on artistic, plastic and expressive creation. Underwent artistic training in gymnastics acrobatics, art therapy, graphic design and more recently by the aerial acrobatics of contemporary circus, as a practitioner and teacher of children, teenagers and adults.
By discovering Cake Design it seemed to be a great experience, he bought his first sugar paste and never stopped since. Being self-taught by nature, his continuous learning is done by experimenting with new ideas and new techniques. This is an area where he feels fulfilled and wants to make a career. In 2013 he won first prize in the contest "The Best Cake of the Oceans" promoted by the Lisbon Oceanarium for the celebration of its 15 years. Recently he won second place in the professional category in the decorated cake contest with the theme "Portuguese Monuments and/or handicrafts" organized by the magazine Faça Fácil-Cake Design in FIA (International Handicraft Fair) in 2013.
In Cake Alive 2013 in Portugal also won 3rd prize in the modelling styled cake category in the competition organized by "Isto Faz-se!".
As well was the winner of the 1st prize of the competition "Fauna" organized by the Portuguese National Cake Designers Association"

PORTUGUÊS:
Michael Almeida, natural de África do Sul da cidade de Joanesburgo estando em Portugal desde os 8 anos de idade, é licenciado em Psicologia com pós graduação em medicina sexual, mas desde muito cedo que se dedica a vários hobbies tendo por base a criação artística, plástica e expressiva. Passou por formação artística em ginástica acrobática, arte terapia, design gráfico e mais recentemente pelas acrobacias aéreas de circo contemporâneo, como praticante e formador de crianças, jovens e adultos.
Ao descobrir o Cake Design pareceu-lhe ser uma ótima aposta, comprou a primeira pasta de açúcar e nunca mais parou. Sendo auto-didata por natureza, a sua aprendizagem contínua faz-se pela experimentação de novas ideias e novas técnicas. Esta é uma área onde se sente realizado e que pretende fazer carreira. Em 2013 ganhou o primeiro prémio do concurso “O Melhor Bolo dos Oceanos” promovido pelo Oceanário de Lisboa pela celebração dos seus 15 anos. Recentemente ganhou o 2º lugar na categoria de profissionais no concurso de bolos decorados com o tema “Monumentos e/ou artesanato portugueses” organizado pela Revista Faça Fácil-Cake Design na FIA (Feira Internacional de Artesanato) 2013.

Michael Almeida, Portugal, (facebook.com/bolosdomike81)

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Michael Almeida ...

Here I am… My first post in Cakes Decor :)
One of my cakes that I call the “Beer Cake”, have lots more to show hope you enjoy :)