About Us

Jovana ~ Chief Pastry Artist

Jovana has always been a passionate and inspired artist. Growing up in the Tampa Bay area, she sought to find her perfect creative expression in the professional world.

 

Jovana ~ Chief Pastry Artist

Jovana graduated with honors and a degree in Patisserie and Baking from Le Cordon Bleu in Orlando, Florida. In the past several years she has worked for some of the most talented pastry chefs at some of the most prestigious resorts in the surrounding areas, including; downtown Tampa’s Marriott Waterside, The Sandpearl Resort on Clearwater Beach, the 5 Star 5 Diamond Ritz Carlton Beach Resort in Naples, and most recently held the position of Executive Pastry Chef at Innisbrook Golf and Spa Resort in Palm Harbor.

While in school, she knew her attention to detail, patience, and artistic eye would lead her to the niche of cake decorating. However, Jovana knew she wanted to become an all-around pastry chef first, with knowledge of all things pastry to enhance her creative abilities. She believes that the information she has gained over the years contributes to her desire to use only high quality, natural ingredients, a high level of professionalism and leadership, and the skills necessary to create artistically beautiful cakes that not only look fantastic, but taste incredible.

 

Danielle Streckfus ~ Pastry Artist

 

Danielle Streckfus ~ Pastry Artist

Danielle grew up in Plant City, Florida, the winter strawberry capital of the world. Graduating with honors from Le Cordon Bleu in Orlando, Florida, she knew that a degree in Patisserie and Baking would be the perfect creative avenue. Since graduating, Danielle has had the opportunity to work for and learn from a few of the most talented pastry chefs in the country. From Naples, Florida to New Orleans, Louisiana, her love and excitement for cake decorating has only grown stronger. With high standards and a spirit for adventure, she relishes the idea that there is always something new to learn, and there are always techniques to perfect.

While planning her own wedding, Danielle met Jovana at a bridal show and knew that she had to book a tasting at The Artistic Whisk. The two hit it off immediately! Danielle was so impressed with Jovana’s professionalism and creative talent that she even told her husband she would one day work for her. Exactly one year later, Danielle officially joined The Artistic Whisk as a Pastry Artist.

* the photo is her on her wedding day, cutting into the cake she made. :-)

 

 Testimonials

Recently, SCORE had the opportunity to indulge in the creations of the Artistic Whisk.  A triple-layered cake was the focal point of our 50th Birthday.  The taste combinations and the texture of the cakes were praised by everyone in attendance.  Second and even small third helpings were testimony of the delights’ acceptance.  There was nothing remaining after one hour. 

~ John A.

Jovana has been making cakes for my family for years! Not only are her cakes a work of art, but they are also truly delicious and will always leave you asking for seconds! Jovana has gone above and beyond to make detailed desserts for my children’s birthday parties. Her work is the talk of parties and many of our guests have since become customers of Jovana’s. Jovana is also able to accommodate special requests. She has prepared amazing and delicious gluten and dairy free cakes for myself and my guests. I can trust Jovana with all dietary restrictions, she is a true culinary artist! Once you see and taste her work, you will be convinced that she is the most artistic baker around! 

~ Jessica B.

Thank you for our wedding cake! It was absolutely perfect! I started tearing up when I saw it :) It was everything that I wanted and it just made our day so special. I didn’t want to cut it because it was so gorgeous! That being said I’m so glad we did because it was so delicious! I knew that chocolate and peanut butter was my favorite combination before but that cake just made me love it that much more. People were coming up to me all night talking about how amazing it was and how it just melted in your mouth. Drew and I had it for lunch on Monday! I will be telling everyone about you, not only that you make wonderful cakes but you made our experience so special. You were so sweet and you really cared about making our day perfect. 

~ Madeline K.

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