Cynthia Irani is a Lebanese-Canadian designer born in Beirut - Lebanon, raised in Ghana - West Africa and living most of her adult life in the beautiful city of Montreal - Canada, with her husband and two daughters. She studied Graphic Design in 2001 and has been working in the tech industry for over 15 years. She’s worked on a variety of products across multiple industries namely gaming, advertising, digital media, telemedicine, maritime, and is now a Senior Product Designer at Shopify.
But most recently, she has found her calling somewhere in the middle — or some would say, somewhere outside of her original “spectrum”.
She’s managed to nurture her creative outlet in between her day job and parenting. In the past 3 years, she's been a botanical cake artist on the side. Cynthia has combined her love for the fine arts, cakes and botanicals by portraying her signature free-flowing petals - exploring and introducing new mediums at a time. Her current favourites are gum paste, wafer paper, Italian crepe paper, Swiss Meringue buttercream, watercolour and ink (for illustration purposes). She also enjoys pottery, embroidery and knitting.
Making her way up from her home where she started with three sweet admirers — that would be her husband and two daughters — she finds herself today on Instagram and gained her an international following of over 100K loyal fans across the globe. She recently launched her first online cake decorating course Modern Cake Painting with ifimade after receiving high demand in learning her signature style and techniques. She also leads local in-person workshops and some that are hosted by cake decorating institutions nationally and internationally.
"I see nature as my recipe. I want to study it, sculpt it, smooth it, elevate it and capture it. Basically I want to handcraft its every delicate detail and shape it into a blossoming edible composition."
Cynthia has been featured in
Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes, Wedding Chicks, Wedluxe, 100 Layer Cake, Bhldn Weddings, Ruffled Blog, Magnolia Rouge, The Bridal Theory, The Bride Story, Cakes & Sugarcraft Magazine, Mariage Quebec, Firefly Events, The Cake Blog, Ines Di Santo Magazine, Pacific Weddings Magazine, OnceWed, IfIMade, By Georgia Grace, HuffPost Canada Living, Bridesmade Canada, Satin Ice, Wilton Cakes among others.