Fernanda Abarca

Owner, Fernanda Abarca Cakes

Surfacing Artist, DreamWorks Animation

Fernanda Abarca was born in Goiania, Brazil and is currently an artist at DreamWorks Animation in Glendale, CA, and a freelance cake artist. She spent most of her childhood drawing Disney characters for fun. At 19, Fernanda was awarded the Maryland Distinguished Scholar in the Visual Arts and was awarded a full scholarship to the Maryland Institute College of Art – to study Illustration.

After learning alongside some of the best contemporary painters, in 2002, Fernanda was accepted into the prestigious Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota FL, where she studied 3D Animation. In 2006, Fernanda was offered a character Animation Position at DreamWorks Animation, Glendale, CA.

She currently resides in California with her husband and two children and continues to work at DreamWorks Animation as a surfacing artist. Her work has been featured in consumer products for  “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” and in films such as “The Croods,” “Kung Fu Panda,” “Madagascar: Escape to Africa,” “Shrek the Halls,” “Megamind,” “Kung Fu Panda 2” ,  “How to Train your Dragon” and “Trolls”.

In January 2013, she started Fernanda Abarca Cakes – an online sugar arts company specializing in bringing characters to life in sugar form for entertainment companies. The company has grown to be one of Facebook’s favorite cake decorating pages, and the studio’s go-to for cakes/cupcakes. Fernanda is a SatinIce Artist of Excellence. She was awarded “International Cake Decorator of the Year 2013, by CAKE Magazine, &  “Top 10 Sugar Artist in North America 2015” by Dessert Professional magazine. Her work  has been featured in magazines, books, blogs and her extremely popular sugar sculpting tutorials have sold thousands of copies to fans all over the world.


About Our Business:

Fernanda’s mission is to provide your company with increased social media buzz by handcrafting eye-popping and immensely popular sugar 3D works of art. Whether for marketing, company events, PR, or social media, dozens of top Hollywood studios have entrusted her to help promote their most cherished campaigns and movie franchises. Her work has been featured in Cosmopolitan, Yahoo, BoredPanda.com, and many other world renowned online media sites.

Fernanda also provides an education platform with top-level tutorials sold globally to teach those wanting to learn our unique sugar arts craft.

While we are not a bakery or a wholesale cake supplier, we would love to hear your thoughts on how we could help garner social media buzz for your film or product!