Karen Keaney is the founder and owner of Roses and Bows Cakery. With a background in art, and an accomplished baker, Karen is a international award winning cake designer. She is also a proud member of the Panel of Chefs of Ireland and the Northwest Culinary Team.
Known for her airbrushing skills, sculpted cakes and her unique approach to cake design she was awarded Gold, Best in Class and Best in Show at the Dublin Sugarcraft Guild Exhibition in 2014.
Her design for a wedding cake won a Gold medal at the prestigious Salon Culinaire at Hotelympia in London in 2014.
In November 2014 Karen entered Cake International in Birmingham, boasting the world’s largest display of competition pieces with over 1000 entries and came away with another Gold for her entry.
Karen started 2015 off on a great note winning yet another gold at Cake International in Manchester. In February Karen entered Chef Ireland Competition and came away with a Gold with Honours, the highest mark in the entire competition and went on to win the title of Senior Chef of the Year 2015.
In September 2015, Karen travelled to Orlando, Florida to represent Ireland in the Live Global Cake challenge competition, at the inaugural Americas Cake and Sugarcraft Fair, (hosted by Satin Ice). They were competing against 9 other countries, include USA, China and Italy. Her team won 1st place in the competition and became the Live Global Cake challenge champions 2015.
In November 2015, Karen returned to Cake International Birmingham and on this occasion both her entries were award Gold.