Purple Elephant Cakes
IN HEE SONU FOUNDER & CAKE DESIGNER Creating tasty and artistic handmade desserts is the fulfillment of a life-long dream for chef Jin Sonu. Jin’s desserts capture and celebrate the essence of what makes her client’s events special to them. Delectable, luscious and crafted with painstaking detail, adding custom desserts from Purple Elephant to your celebration takes your event to the next level. After attending the International Culinary Center (ICC, formerly The French Culinary Institute) of NYC in 2004, Jin spent years perfecting her pastry skills at renowned NYC venues including Café Boulud, Spice Market, Morimoto, the Gilt at the Palace Hotel and Morgan Hotel Group in New York, working under award-winning pastry chefs. Jin opened her first custom cake shop in the posh Upper East Side of Manhattan neighborhood in 2010 with her ICC alumnus Candy Tamano Iannelli. Just a few years later, she opened up her second cake shop in San Mateo, CA after moving to the San Francisco Bay Area. More recently, Jin moved to West Valley, Arizona with her husband Scott and her daughter Ann, opening her latest incarnation of Purple Elephant Cakes in 2017. Jin’s desserts have been featured on the Style Me Pretty website and in FEMALE Magazine (Singapore). A graduate of Sogang University in Seoul, Korea, Jin began her career in Public Relations in 2001 before turning to desserts in 2004. A PURPLE ELEPHANT? Our name - Purple Elephant Cakes - was inspired by chef Jin’s then 4 year old daughter Annie’s fascination with a purple elephant. The ineffable playfulness and charm of the idea struck both Jin and Annie as a perfect fit for Jin’s delicious desserts. Whimsical, playful, colorful, vibrant, young and cheerful are the qualities we want our brand, Purple Elephant Cakes, to represent.
- Purple Elephant cakes specialize in custom cakes and mini desserts for any occasion.
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