Born and living in Austria for more than 20 years Marianne had been working as an interior designer before she discovered cake design. For 10 years she had been decorating cakes at first only for her kids and the family. In 2012 she completed a certified pastry chef and then went onto teach cake decorating. She currently runs a Sugar Craft School and during the last years she taught more than 500 classes in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Her first love is modelling figurines and animals as well as creating 3D-cakes. She also loves participating cake competitions and won several gold and silver medals in Great Britain (Cake International) as well as Germany.