"As long as I can remember, I have loved to do two things: create art and bake. Luckily for me, my passion requires both to be truly successful. Cake is my passion. Whatever you think up, it's my job to turn it into the cake of your dreams!"
Kristi started off her baking and pastry career at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Since graduating at the end of 2013 with degrees in Art, Science, and Baking and Pastry Arts, Kristi's work has been featured in publications such as American Cake Decorating Magazine, Cake Central Magazine, and Cake Masters Magazine, as well as earning her a spot on Food Network's Cake Wars in 2016 and Netflix's Sugar Rush Christmas in 2019.
Based in the Chicagoland area, Kristi currently owns and operates Cakes By Kristi, an online shop that specializes in fondant cake and cupcake toppers. When she isn't caking or competing, Kristi can be found in the company of her dogs, Dave and Pepper.