The Cake Artist
Vincent Buzzetta is the owner and executive pastry chef of The Cake Artist of Staten Island. Vinny received his training at the prestigious French Culinary Institute of New York City. One of his instructors was Lauri Ditunno of Cake Alchemy an alumnus of Amazing Wedding Cakes.
At 21, Vinny is the youngest shop owner in the Amazing Wedding Cake line up and as such brings a youthful exuberance to his cake designs.
His shop specializes in wedding cakes, cupcakes, hand decorated cookies along with chocolate and sugar based sculptures. Vinny transforms his high-end confections into edible works of art that elevate any occasion into a once in a lifetime experience. His innovative use of flavor and texture satisfies even the most discriminating palate.
Vinny employs three cake stylists to assist in his culinary creations. His “go to” gals include Sam is his “right hand gal” who is at home with fondant, buttercream or gum paste. And has been with Vinny from the start.
Teresa is best at details. If some element of the cake needs a delicate and sure hand, Teresa will on the job.
Jessica, the newest addition the team and oldest logging in at 24 years, is the jack-of-all trades and the heavy lifter. Jessica specializes in the sculpted elements of Vinny’s cake creations.
Together they are an ever-evolving team of young pastry stylists. With each new cake their repertoire and skill set grows. So does the fun they have in the shop.
The Cake Artist shop at its heart is a family business. The members of his family that assist Vinny are many. First and foremost is mother Cammy. Cammy helps when and wherever she can. Cousin Joey is like an older brother to Vinny, assisting with deliveries and the business side of the shop. Plus Joey lends moral support when things get tough. Spiro is Vinny’s life partner who wants the world to know how great Vinny’s cakes really are.
The Cake Artist may be the most junior of Amazing Wedding Cakes cast, but he’s definitely the one to watch.
THE CAKE ARTIST STAFF
Vinny: The Artist owner
Cammy: Vinny’s Mom
Joey: Vinny’s Cousin
Spiro: Vinny’s Boyfriend
Sam: Cake Stylist
Teresa: Cake Stylist
Jessica: Cake Sculptor