Meet Karen Burnish, One of our Sponsors and Judges!

Say Hello to Karen Burnish, one of our Sponsors and judges!

A former owner of a cake business and winner of Best Southern Flavor at Cupcake Camp Charleston, Karen Burnish is a wife, mother of two boys and Charleston Animals Society foster volunteer.  Karen also volunteers with Icing Smiles, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing custom cakes and treats to families impacted by the critical illness to a child.  In her spare time, Karen considers herself an amateur world traveler, a Dr. Who fanatic, ’80s and ’90s new wave enthusiast and enjoys abstract painting.


Meet Paolo Licciardi, one of our Sponsors and Judges! 

Meet Paolo Francesco Licciardi, one of our Sponsors and Judges! 

Born in Dubuque, Iowa, living in Charleston since 1982.  Lifelong musician, more recently a maker of premium shaving products.
Not so much a foodie, more of a person who likes to eat.  Think Adam Richman more than Bourdain.
A card carrying carnivore, his bovine taste is only matched by desserts.  Cakes, pies, cookies, ice creams, puddings, pastries, candies, fruits?  Yes please.  Cupcakes? Even better! I can eat those in the car!