Michelle Curran aka “Chef Mitchie”, is a self taught cake and sugar artist originally from Atlantic City, NJ. now based in Las Vegas, NV. (though she’ll tell you “I got all my skills while hiding under my Grandma’s kitchen table as a kid – well I had to hide, one incident involving peeling a carrot & stitches got me 86’ed!) Named “Femme Fatale of Fondant”, by NV Pageant Magazine and BEST CAKE ARTIST by Las Vegas Weekly Readers. Her career in cake artistry has led her to compete locally, nationally and on Food Network. Chef Mitchie (occasionally) travels the country to perform product demos, teach cake decorating, and judge cake competitions. Her truest passion is creating custom cake and sugar art for her clients, which keeps her nestled inside her Las Vegas studio.
Mitchie has worn many “hats”: server, retail management, professional clown, movie extra. After a double dog dare led her to an open mic comedy night, Mitchie became a touring comedian.
After touring as a comedian for 6 years, Mitchie decided the traveling life wasn’t for her (mostly because microwave cakes weren’t fun to decorate in hotel rooms or eat…bleckth). She took a hiatus to finish her Bachelors in Business Management, and while doing so earned an Applied Science degree which brought her into the world of dentistry. Mitchie worked her way up from a dental assistant to a corporate level accounts manager. But 5 yrs later, couldn’t wrap her mind around anything else but cake.
“I found myself doodling cake designs, researching ingredients, techniques, you name it. No one could even have a convo without me bringing up cake!”
Mitchies Munchies in Las Vegas, NV was born! Mitchie created a private bake SCHoppe specializing in custom cakes, apples, and treats. The schoppe is open by appointment only and everything is fresh made to order.
Mitchie is a Sugar Angel for Icing Smiles, Inc. and throughout the year she works closely with other local non-profits, foundations, and churches by donating her treats and her time teaching children in the facilities some fun edible projects.
Overall – Mitchie is one of the happiest cake chicks you’ll ever meet. She possesses 25+ years experience from a hobby gone bananas into launching a successful business. Loves to learn, share, make “artistic treats you can eat”, OH and has learned to properly peel carrots!