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With an art background as a professional painter, Kellie Slingerland attended The Culinary Institute of America to hone her baking and pastry skills. After her first year in school, she sought out the opportunity to work with world renowned Cake Designer, Maggie Austin, where she developed her fundamental skills with wedding cakes and design. 

After completing the prestigious associates degree program at CIA, she became Pastry Chef at popular, Jane, in San Francisco, California. She is currently running Palette Cakes from her home with goals to open up her own bakery in the Sacramento Area. Elegantly tailored and exclusively customized, Mrs. Slingerland’s designs are a vessel for her art. With an obvious influence of haute couture and contemporary art, Kellie Slingerland’s designs are elegant, refined, and cutting edge.