It’s a Cake Thing is owned and operated by Daniela Pantaleo in Woodbridge, ON. Pantaleo is an award winning cake artist specializing in custom designed wedding cakes. Having dabbled in cakes for fun with her hubby, it soon became a passion and with hard work, dedication, a love for the craft of cake decorating & a ton of support from family and friends, Pantaleo left her corporate career to care for her young boys and work on cakes part time. Established in 2011, she began creating cakes and confections for many. Over the years, Pantaleo honed her skills and was taught many different industry techniques by esteemed cake artists such as James Roselle, Joshua John Russell, Karen Portaleo, Marina Sousa to name a few. Lastly, she’s also studied at Bonnie Gordon College of Confectionary Arts in Toronto for specialized courses under fellow Canadian Susan Trianos and Jenny Maw. Having recently moved her cake studio, she is now focusing on her love for wedding cakes and styled celebration events.
Pantaleo has been published numerous times in a number of magazines such as Cake Masters, Cake Central Magazine, DIY Weddings, Sweet Magazine, American Cake Decorating and had her cakes featured in numerous web blogs.
She recently wrote her first article/column in the Modern Bride issue on “Marketing to Millennial” in the Business Minded section of ACD magazine’s November/December2016 issue.
Pantaleo is a three time Sugar Angel for Icing Smiles Canada who provides cakes to children facing a life threatening illness and their siblings. For more information on this charity, visit http://www.icingsmilescanada.ca
Pantaleo also participates ( on behalf of her business and with her family) annually in the 1000 Cupcakes Project providing cupcakes to Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter- a shelter run by women which provides support and shelter for women and children escaping violence.
When she is not creating works of art she is busy taking care of her two boys and also running another business alongside her sister called Sister Mediums. This other passion in her life is helping heal others as a Spiritual Medium, Certified Angel Card reader and Reiki Practitioner. She is one busy woman, but for anyone that knows her, she’ll give her all in everything she does. Her passion for making others happy is key!!