Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder
Julie Simon developed her dual passions for art and baking as a child growing up in New York City. A musician and self-taught artist and craftsman, Julie created, imagined and tinkered in many media – from elaborate pastries to drawing to painting, to stained glass, to fashion design. But it wasn’t until a trip 20 years ago to London and Harrod’s famed Food Hall, that she considered truly putting her love of desserts and art together. Entranced by the glittering wedding cakes festooned in sugar lace, she realized that cake art was her calling.
Before becoming a full-time confectionary artist, Julie enjoyed a highly successful executive career in the entertainment industry. She also spent several years as a recording artist and performer. She counts among her most exciting lifetime experiences her performances with aunt Carly Simon at the Apollo and Beacon Theaters in NYC, and singing on Broadway with her Grammy-award-winning and Tony-nominated mother, Lucy Simon.
Julie graduated Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University with a degree in the Humanities, and brings her passion for the magic of art, philosophy and literature to her confection designs.
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Gillian Wynn was born in Las Vegas, Nevada, and raised in both Las Vegas, Nevada, and Sun Valley, Idaho. Gillian grew up in the hospitality industry, and worked in both areas of high-end design and VIP customer service. After graduating Cum Laude with a degree in History of Art from Yale University, Gillian began a career the entertainment and music industry before starting her family. She partnered in several businesses, ranging from biodegradable plastics to music consulting and supervision. In addition to raising her four children, Gillian is an active philanthropist. She has served on several local, national and international boards, including H.E.A.R.T. (helping ease abuse related trauma, a support arm for the Violence Intervention Program in Los Angeles), Nevada Ballet Theater, United States Artists, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the Leadership Council for the global organization, Conservation International. She has chaired and produced events and spoken publicly on behalf of the arts and the environment since 2007.