"it was that moment when I felt butterflies in my stomach.
It was so sudden and obvious and final.
It was that moment when I physically felt the urge to create, the need to show off my potential, my dormant talents.
I felt anxious and excited and eager to start. And I did. I started my sweet journey " - ALBENA
Bulgarian born Albena Petrova was raised in a family of artists – a sculptor and a jeweller, and that is where she developed an interest in painting and sculpting from an early age. She graduated from the School of Fine Arts, (Sofia, Bulgaria), specializing in pottery making and glass engraving, and a few years back she got her diploma from Pearson School of Culinary Arts in Montreal, specializing in Pastry Making – and that is when her passion for cakes began.
After culinary school, Albena started using her unique artistic vision to bring cakes to life. As her skills progressed, her cakes became more and more uniquely designed according to customer’s ideas, visions and dreams. She loves thinking out of the box and experimenting with tools and materials. Attention to the detail is an important part of her work, while she always welcomes a challenge as the owner of Albena Cake Design in Montreal. Albena finds inspirations everywhere - flowers, fashion, art, architecture, nature and people.
Throughout her career, Albena has accumulated a long list of awards including Statin Ice's Artist of Excellent, Winner of the first place at 2013 Montreal Cake Show - Wedding Cakes Category – as well as having her work featured in: Cake Central Magazine – Volume 6, issue 1, Marriage Quebec, Premium Series on Cake Geek Magazine –Winter Wedding Cake Design, Cake Design – France, Pretty Witty Cakes Magazine – edition 8, American Cake Decorating Magazine and DIY Weddings Magazine. Albena is proud Satin Ice Artist of Excellence as well as two times nominee for one of the most prestigious Award in the Industry, Cake Master's Award - Wedding cakes category.
Read more about Albena's cakes in the press.