Joanne’s love of pastry started with earning her Girl Scout baking badge! Since then, she has graduated from the French Culinary Institute and The New School in NYC, where she also completed an internship with Gail Watson Custom Cake. Joanne has advanced training with industry experts such as Nicholas Lodge, Toba Garrett and, of course Anne Heap.
Pink Cake Box has been Joanne’s “sugar home” since it opened in 2005. As a senior cake artist, she strives to bring a level of excellence to all she does. Whether Joanne is baking a cake or sculpting a tiny sugar flower, she enjoys helping herself and others reach new decorating heights!
Joanne's Class Reviews
My name is Joanne Costa and I am a “Craftsy-holic”. Yes, that is right; I am addicted to Craftsy and the wonderful teachers that I can access with the click of my mouse! I get excited every time a new class pops up and my excitement was twofold when I saw that Wendy Kromer was …Continue Reading[Read More]
In viewing Charity Pykles-George’s, Intro to Isomalt Class, you can truly see why she is referred to as “The Sugar Sorceress”! She really knows how to handle a hot pile of sugar…and that way is CAREFULLY! I have to admit that I’ve always been intimidated by hot piles of sugar and since self-preservation has always …Continue Reading[Read More]
What I ultimately judge an instructional class by is whether or not I have learned something, and more importantly can I apply what I have learned? In reviewing Maggie’s Austin’s, “Fondant Frills” Craftsy class, I can say that she not only gives away her special secret, she teaches you how to bring ethereal to life …Continue Reading[Read More]
In this cake decorating tutorial Joanne takes you through step by step instructions on how to create a cute lion cake topper![Read More]
A quick video with Joanne demonstrating her fondant ball rolling technique. Demonstrates an easy technique for ensuring uniform fondant ball sizes![Read More]
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Joanne’s demonstration of the Lambeth Method from Wendy Kromer’s Craftsy class.[Read More]
For this project I used a variety of techniques including enrobing, pearls, 50/50 paste embellishments, inlay, puffy flowers, ribbon roses, blueberries, quilting, fantasy candle, and inlay fondant fabric.[Read More]