Roland A. Winbeckler began his cake-decorating career in 1971. He worked in retail bakeries for 10 years, after which he started his own company, Winbeckler Enterprises, from which he produces and sells his instruction books, operates his professional cake decorating classes, and markets some specialty cake decorating supplies through mail order. Born in 1946, he is a lifelong resident of Kent, Washington, U.S.A.
He was a double gold medal winner at the World Culinary Olympics held in Frankfurt, Germany, in 1976.
He is the author of several instruction and pattern books on cake decorating.
He has written many articles for trade magazines dealing with the cake decorating and bakery field including Bakery Production and Marketing and American Cake Decorating.
He has been teaching professional cake decorating since 1975.
He has taught at the Culinary Institute of American in Hyde Park, New York, as well as many other prestigious institutions.
He has been a featured demonstrator at national Retailer's Bakery Association Conventions, the international cake decorators' conventions of the International Cake Exploration Society, and the 1991 Australian National Convention.
He has been featured on several instructional videotapes produced for The Retailer's Bakery Association as well as videos produced for the decorating public.
He has appeared on national television several times on such programs as "To Tell the Truth" and "You Asked for It" and has been the subject of numerous newspaper and magazine articles throughout the country.
He has created many life-sized cake sculptures for and/or of famous personalities such as Cher, Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, Wayne Gretzky, Colonel Sanders, Princess Diana, and others.
In 1992, Roland A. Winbeckler was inducted into the International Cake Exploration Society's (ICES) Cake Decorator's Hall of Fame.
His buttercream flowers are gorgeous. Very nice instructions and great pricePublished 10 months ago by Natalia A Dupree
This is not a book this is a brochure, or a magazine my wife was not happy with this product.Published 15 months ago by William Chavez
It looks like a self published book. It is not even a book, but a pamphlet. The pictures are dark and the wording is boring. Cheaply done.Published 19 months ago by Cecile Bass
I definitely recommend this book, it may be small but very helpful step by step directions. I wish I had this book years ago. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Luv2Create
Roland Winbeckler produces some really fine work, but I discovered that I am not really in to buttercream as much as I am the fondant and gumpaste, painting, etc.... Read morePublished 23 months ago by NikkisMom1990
Love Roland Winbeckler's buttercream advice and examples. So much wisdom in this small book. I appreciated the details of descriptions and the photographs for each cake.Published on August 15, 2013 by Kathleen Loflin
Great ideas for different types of decorating cakes. You should know the basics of decorating before you try this book.Published on May 31, 2013 by Joann