Duchess of Cameron


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Duchess of Cameron is a woman-owned NYC- and Colorado-based high-end cake studio specializing in bespoke handpainted designs. Serving primarily special events — including weddings, milestone birthdays, anniversaries, and corporate galas and VIP functions — cake artist and founder Grace "Grey" Pak takes inspiration from the most influential eras of art history to create one-of-a-kind works of art. Designs range from delicate chinoiserie motifs adorned with hyper-realistic sugar flowers to intricate paintings reminiscent of Rococo frescoes. Her favorite part of the process? Seeing her work destroyed. "I love that my work plays a starring role in couples' milestone events, but my favorite element is that, unlike paintings on the wall, my art literally becomes a part of everyone who consumes it."

For her unique artistic styles and techniques, Grace has appeared multiple times on the Cooking Channel and Food Network including as a judge on Buddy vs Duff, Season 3, and received New York Wedding Awards Manhattan Cake Designer of the Year. Duchess of Cameron was awarded "Best of Weddings" by The Knot and "Couples' Choice Award" by Wedding Wire; has worked with numerous high-profile clients including Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., The United States Marine Corps, STARZ Network,  the Four Seasons Hong Kong, Martha Stewart, and renowned artist Jeff Koons; has been featured in BRIDES, Vanity Fair, House & Garden, amNY, and The World of Interiors; and is listed by The St. Regis New York on its exclusive Preferred Vendor List.

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With a Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York University and a Master of Science in Neuroscience and Education from Columbia University, Grace "Grey" Pak has always explored various ways to bridge the gap between art and science, experimenting with art forms focusing on phenomenology, the study of consciousness as part of first-hand experiences. Only later she would realize that most of her experimental work included a common theme that would resurface years later: food as an art medium.

After working in e-commerce at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City with nine years of web design experience, Grace rekindled her passion by founding Duchess of Cameron. Together with her visual arts expertise and formal training in Cake Techniques & Design graduating with the prestigious Grand Diplôme with Distinction from the International Culinary Center (formerly the French Culinary Institute), Grace has since been creating sensational cakes that have been labeled as true works of art.

Alongside providing breathtaking cakes to clients, Grace has always noticed the positive aspects cake decorating has on mental health, promoting creativity and insight in everyday life. In the hope of sharing this positive experience with others, she founded NY Cake Design Lab in 2019 where International Master Cake Artists are invited to come teach unique cake decorating techniques to professional cake makers, hobby bakers, and first-timers. As a member of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, Grace also works closely with Licensed Creative Arts Therapists and nonprofit organizations to continually improve and develop the cognitive aspects of various cake decorating programs. Using cake as a medium, Grace aims to promote psychological well-being by providing multi-sensory experiences that can be achieved through the process of cake decorating.