About Shelby Bower
Shelby Bower is a Cake Designer and Sugar Artist, quickly rising to the top of her field with her outside-of-the-box designs, gravity defying structures, and creative textures. Shelby’s work demonstrates that cake design is a beautiful art form with infinite possibilities.
Born in Houston, Texas, Shelby quickly grew to the substantial height of 6 feet tall. Interning with a small fashion label in Los Angeles where she worked directly with celebrities, it wasn’t long before she became well-versed in the design and creative process. It was around that time when she decided to combine her love of fashion and sculpting with the art of cake decorating.
Throughout her artistic career, Shelby has had the opportunity to attend a multitude of workshops led by cake icons as well as attending the University of North Texas for Fashion Design, Animation, and Painting.
For four years, Shelby proudly served as the Lead Cake Designer for a custom wedding cakery, where she specialized in sculpted cakes, sugar art, and handmade sugar flowers. In 2016, she decided to launch her very own cake design business, Shelby Elizabeth Cakes. Shortly after opening her own business she started to teach cake decorating classes and started a YouTube channel, The Sugar Scoop, to share her craft.
In the short time that Shelby has owned The Sugar Scoop she has become a leader in over-the-top cakes in the Houston market and beyond. Shelby loves traveling to cake conventions to teach cake decorating and compete in cake decorating competitions. Since starting to compete in 2017, Shelby has won many awards and honors. In 2018 Shelby was a finalist on Food Network's Halloween wars. In 2019 Shelby was the winner of Food Network's Wedding Cake Championship.