Award winning Wedding Cake Designer Karina Leonard is based in Co.Sligo Ireland. Karina had a love of Home-economics and art during her school years, it was no surprise then, once she started her own family that her love of cake decorating was re-ignited. Although for a long time her working background was book-keeping/accounts this love of baking, sugar craft, art, interior design and in particular the art of calligraphy were never far from her mind.
Coincidentally in 2000 living next door to Lisa from Sugar and Lisa, Karinas love of sugar craft was rekindled, thanks Lisa. In 2005 Karina returned to Ireland after 15yrs living in the U.K, this in turn lead to a friend of a friend asking for a cake to be made for a birthday celebration. Working from her HSE-registered kitchen at home eventually Cake Rise was established. In 2014 with the family kitchen no longer adequate to run a small business, Cake Rise became a separate boutique kitchen in Karina’s home.