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I know it's nerdy, but I get excited when I come across talented new vendors. My favorite recent discovery is New York-based wedding cake designer Liz Shim of Eat Cake Be Merry. But she's no amateur: After graduating from the California Culinary Academy with a LeCordon Bleu certificate in baking and pastry arts, she earned her chops assisting the cake designers at Confetti Cakes and Lovin' Sullivan Cakes.
Liz's cakes have a gorgeously modern aesthetic, featuring clean, fresh designs and bold color. Plus, she makes equally-as-adorable cookies and cupcakes! Get inspired by checking out her website at eatcakebemerry.com. —Lauren Matthews, editor, Brides New York