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educator , cake decorator

Frances Irene Kuyper, American cake decorator, educator. Nominee International Cake Decorators Hall of Fame, 1985; recipient Honorary Citizen award, Houston, Key to cities of Sulphur and Lafayette, Louisiana, 1983.


Kuyper, Frances Irene was born on June 26, 1918 in Harvey, Illinois, United States. Daughter of John August William and Lovie DeVal (Smith) Schultz.


Student, Afleck Art Studio School Design, Cincinnati, 1947. Diploma, Aaron Brothers, Buena Park, California, 1969. Master in Cake Decorating, Wilton School, 1974.


Entertainer, show business Sister Team East Mississippi River, 1935—1946. Entrepreneur, personalized cakes Compton, California, 1950—1955. Head decorator, bakeries Los Angeles, 1955—1974.

Teacher & coordinator Wilton Enterprises, Chicago, 1974—1979. Owner Cake Lady Services, Anaheim, California, from 1979, Pasadena, from 1979. Founder Mini Cake Museum, 1994.

Consultant in field; conductor, classes, Australia, Indonesia, Tokyo, Canada, Singapore, England. Instructor Cake Lady Services, Pasadena, 1979—1986. Consultant Baskin Robbins, from 1980.

Lecturer, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Osaka, Japan, 1986.


Goodwill ambassador International Cake Exploration Societe World, 1977, board directors, 1982, vice president, 1983, international liaison, 1984. Elder & chair, mission evangelism committee Michilinda Presbyn Church. Member of Golden Voice Chapter National Speakers Association, Society Craft Designers & Demonstrators, California Cake Club (Honorary advisor, organized 3 C's, organizer), National Association Letter Carriers Club, Association Retired Persons Club.


  • Other Interests

    Crafts; music; arts.


Married Frank Kuyper, August 17, 1947. 1 child, Carol Jean.

John August William Schultz

Lovie DeVal (Smith) Schultz

Frank Kuyper

Carol Jean Kuyper