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My name is Barbara Luraschi, AKA Sweet Janis, I was born and live in Como, Italy.I discovered my passion for cake decorating when I made my son's 1st birthday cake., I wanted to try making something special for him. From that day forward I just couldn't stop, I love to experiment new techniques and recipes but modelling is what I love most. Soon I started a collaboration with the blog Cake Corriere della Sera (a national newspaper) for which I’ve  made tutorials on a monthly basis for a column dedicated to "Cute animals". I am now a tutor in a school and also tutor at the online school "Pretty Witty Cakes", besides teaching classes around the world.  I make tutorials for Italian and international cake design magazines. I've been a demonstrator at Cake International in Birmingham November 2016, March 2017 and April 2017
 Awards
GOLD AWARD at Birmingham NEC Cake International - November 2015
- FINALIST at Cake Masters Awards 2015 – Modelling Excellence category 
- GOLD AWARD at London Cake International - March 2015
 - 3th place at Cake Decorating Corner – Baby shower contest – February 2015
 - 1st place at Cake.Corriere – Christmas Challenge – January 2015

Publications
In September 2014 was launched a book published by Malvarosa Edition “L’Ape Maia Torte e dolcetti”, a Maia Bee themed book available in all libraries. I made a project  ​​exclusively for the book which is also featured on the front cover. 

Magazines features
As seen in:
Cake International Magazine (UK) - September 2016 - February 2017- April 2017
Sugar (India) - May 2016
Pasteles de Ensueno (ES) - February 2016
Cake Masters Magazine (UK) April 2015 - October 2015
Party Cakes Magazine (UK) Cake Craft Guide Issue 23 May 2015, Issue 27 May 2016
Wedding Cakes & Sugar Flowers Magazine (UK) Cake Craft Guide Issue 22 February 2015, Issue 24 August 2015, Issue 28 August 2016
Australian Cake Decorating Network's on-line Cake Magazine – Joomag  (AU) February 2015, April 2014
Pretty Witty Cakes Magazine Issue 7
Cake Craft & Decoration Magazine (UK) Issue August 2015
Torte Spettacolari Issue July 2014, March 2014, January 2014
Cake Geek On-line Magazine Issue December 2014, June 2014, March 2014, February 2014
Cake Central (USA) Issue 4 Volume 6 September 2015 

Blog features
American Cake Decorating online magazine - May 2015
Cake Central
Satin Ice

Sunday Sweets on Cake Wrecks
Cakemania  - December 2014
Between the pages - November 2014 - March 2016
Doric Cake Crafts -  February 2015
Paul Bradford Sugarcraft School – August 2015