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St. Louis Post-Dispatch 2018 Holiday Cookie Contest Judge's Choice Winner

The winner of the judged contest, Shiane Wilcoxen , was surprised to hear that she had won the first cooking contest she ever entered. But then, everything about her baking has been a surprise. Wilcoxen, 40, went straight to work in Chicago after high school. But she had a baby when she was 25, and with the new baby came new expenses. Wilcoxen worked in billing for insurance companies during the day and went to culinary school at night, but she still needed extra money. So on top of her other duties, she took a cake-decorating master class at a cake-decorating school. She received her certificate in cake decorating while she was still in culinary school. “When I graduated, I realized that cake was what I wanted to do,” she said. She began baking and decorating cakes from home, later moving her operation to the kitchen in a church across the street. Her first big break came from the husband of a high school friend, who worked at a furniture store. “They needed a huge, six-tier cake. I needed a new bed for my son. So I bartered a $1,000 cake for a bedroom suite,” she said. That cake got her noticed and brought her more business. For eight years she baked and decorated cakes and worked as a private chef before moving to the St. Louis area. She no longer bakes professionally and is back to working in accounts receivable for medical billing. But she looks back fondly on the time she ran a baking company called Q-Tea-Pie (it sounds like “cutie pie” when you say it aloud). She came up with the name with and for her son, Quinn. “I wanted something to honor him, because I would not have gone to culinary school if he had not been born,” she said.

Meet Chef Shiane

After graduating culinary school in 2006, Shiane already knew her passion was in event planning and desserts. She enrolled in the Wilton School of Cake Decorating in Woodridge, IL, and completed her Master Cake Decorator certificate in 2005. 

More recently she received her career diplomas in Gourmet Cooking & Catering, Event Planning and Wedding Planning from Ashworth College. 

In 2019 Shiane will be attending The French Pastry School in Chicago to complete L' Art de la Patisserie, L' Art du Gateau and L' Art de la Boulangerie.

Upon graduation from Robert Morris University School of Culinary Arts, Shiane began teaching basic cake decorating to at-risk youth in her neighborhood. Inviting the youth into her home and teaching them baking and beginner knife skills. Having served her internship at A Kid’s Kitchen in Naperville, IL, Shiane knew outreach and working with children and young adults was also her calling.

Since 2005 Shiane has also taught food preperation and Wilton cake decorating classes for park districts, elementary schools, Girl Scout troops and private parties, as well as Master classes on tea and coffee throughout Chicagoland. In 2010, she began hiring herself out as a Personal Chef specializing in event planning, desserts, cakes and small bites.

As an advocate for the fine arts, in 2010 Shiane created the Herbert L. Wilcoxen memorial scholarship, in memory of her maternal grandfather. The scholarship is awarded to a graduating choral class senior at her Alma Mater, East Aurora High School. She has hosted over a hundred bake sales, charity events, community drives, and has volunteered some 1000 plus hours in and around the Aurora, Naperville, Chicago and St. Louis areas since 2006. You may have seen her sponsor and participate in the NOARDA cake show in North Aurora, IL. Or have attended one of her many events for youth at Center on Halsted in Chicago through her non-profit, Team 101 Chicago.

Quinn helping me with my food photography class 2004
Quinn helping me graduate culinary school 2006
A Kid's Kitchen internship
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It's not work when you love what you do.
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Q-Tea-Pie is at your service. Are you having a delicious day?

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