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Barbara Luraschi, AKA Sweet Janis was born and lives in Como, Italy. She discovered her passion for the sugar art about 7 years ago, her creations have pastel colors and modelling is what she loves most. Her work has been featured in many international magazines, she mainly travels the world teaching face to face modelling classes. She is also online guest tutor at Pretty Witty Cakes.
She was awarded Gold at London Cake International in March 2015 and at Birmingham Cake International in November 2015, and she was finalist at Cake Masters Modelling Excellence Awards in November 2015. One of the collaborations she took part was awarded as Best Collaboration of the year 2016, it was about endangered animals (Bakers Unite to Fight) and she made a life sized parrot. She has been demonstrator and tutor at Cake International show in Birmingham and London, in March 2017, April 2017 and November 2017. She has also been instructor at Americas Cake Fair in October 2017 

- WINNER BEST COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR (Bakers Unite to Fight, organized by Zoe Fox, proud to be part of it) at Cake Masters Awards 2016 -November 2016
- 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

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:
American Cake Decorating (USA) - March 2018
​Eat Treat (INDIA) - February 2018
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 - May 2017
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 
Cake Central
Satin Ice

Sunday Sweets on Cake Wrecks
Between the pages 
Doric Cake Crafts
Paul Bradford Sugarcraft Schoo