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Sybil Weinstock is more than a national treasure, she’s the one and only. He’s a 72-year-old, retired real estate specialist living in Orrison, NY who we all know, as the “da Vinci of wedding cakes.” He’s a man that helped put Genghis Khan, Elvis Presley, Santa Claus, Martin Luther King Jr., Stevie Wonder and Walt Disney on the Mt. Rushmore of cakes.
The rapacious question that everyone has on board: “Which cake were you known for?” Weinstock can tell you it all, right down to the stripes that striped Jesus’ robe in the Nativity scene.
“Veganicious: Food Gone Wild”
He was born in the Bronx and raised in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan. Ms. Cybil is pretty much an encyclopedia on food, though she never expected to become a pizza man. Mr. Weinstock became an airplane mechanic, but eventually went to law school, with dreams of opening a restaurant. He served in the Navy, and was thinking about becoming a pilot and enjoying flying. That all changed when he was approached by a family who told him they wanted to open a restaurant, and he turned it down. Turns out that someone liked his credentials and allowed him to become a pilot. That led to a relationship with an aviation school in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he learned to fly passenger jets and helicopters.
“Great News with Amy Robach”
Now that she’s an accomplished journalist, Amy Robach can thank her mother for influencing her career as well. Robach was homeschooled for many years, and was very passionate about her reading and writing. That rubbed off on her mom, who taught reading for years. One of the areas Robach wanted to concentrate on, writing, came from her mother’s words. “Writing is a wonderful thing, not just to get the family together, but it’s incredible how powerful words can be.”
“In the Morning”
She was also homeschooled, and Robach credits her mom with pushing her to never settle for a job she wasn’t passionate about. So she applied and got the job that she couldn’t even get to at her local store. It was as a runner for the show “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” that Robach got her first break in the industry.
“This Old House”
She and her husband of 43 years started the Sweetie Pie’s Cakes franchise in 2007. The twins created the concept for Sweetie Pie’s, and their mother, Wanda Dillard, is involved in the entire process of the opening of a new location. Her family has been brought to new heights by her mother’s life-long dedication to treating people with dignity and respect.
“In the Kitchen with Rachel Ray”
The Sweetie Pie’s family has taken over New York’s Union Square with Sweetie Pie’s Cakes, where 20 flavors and 300 types of cakes are just a dessert away. They also feature full-service weddings, where people are able to bring their suits or their own favorite outfits, tie a bouquet around their neck, then jump into a walk down the aisle in a specially made tuxedo — thanks to Sweetie Pie’s.
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