DeAndrea Williams, an Award-Winning Cake Designer, is the owner of Soo Sweet Confections, a custom cake company located in Richmond, Virginia. She is also the co-owner of Sweets Couture, a professional wedding cake design studio located in Chesterfield, Virginia. After graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelors Degree in Information Systems in 2002, she desired something more creative and artistic in life so she decided to marry her eye for detail with her love for art and baking and as a result Soo Sweet Confections was born!
In 2007, she enrolled in classes at a local culinary school and also took private classes with Richmond’s most well known buttercream artist enhancing her decorating skills. In 2010, she attended the University of Richmond’s School of Continuing Studies and received a Certificate of Culinary Arts. Since then, she has traveled the east coast taking specialty classes and attending demonstrations by the world’s most renowned cake artist from the Food Network, TLC, and We TV. She never passes up an opportunity to educate herself, staying on the cutting edge of what is new and eclectic in the world of cake.
Inspired by artistic patterns and funky fabrics, DeAndrea quickly became Richmond’s most sought after buttercream artist. She is best known for her buttercream paintings, portraits, and piping. Her style is fun and whimsical, and she loves mixing modern designs with a twist on tradition…WOWing her clients! Her cakes have appeared in national and international cake magazines and she will compete in her first live Buttercream Cake Challenge in April 2013. She is a member of the International Cake Exploration Societe’ (ICES) and is an Icing Smiles “Sugar Angel.”
An artist at heart, DeAndrea’s favorite quote is “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”