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Jay Qualls, Celebrity Cake Designer

Jay decorated his first cake on April 25th, 1992 for his daughter’s first birthday party and fell in love with cake decorating from that day. His passion for delicious and beautiful cakes grew into a full time successful company known as Maples Wedding Cakes and most recently Jay Qualls Holding, LLC and inventor of Jay Qualls Fondant Fabric.


After graduating in 2003 from Middle Tennessee State University with a business degree, Jay decided to put it to good use and open a high end wedding cake boutique Jay quickly turned Maples into a leader in custom designed wedding cakes. He believes cakes should be beautiful and delicious. He has studied and worked along side of the greatest sugar artists in the industry. He continues to be one of the leaders in the cake industry with his unique since of style of cake design, teaching, product development, and business consulting.

He has designed wedding cakes and special occasion cakes for country music celebrity artists like Martina McBride, Jo Dee Massina, Sara Evans, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton. He was featured in Martha Stewart Weddings past winter 15th Anniversary issue. Less that 10 designers have been invited to collaborate with Martha Stewart Weddings in the history of the magazine.

David Tutera, Wedding Expert

Star of the hit show My Fair Wedding, David Tutera is hailed as an artistic visionary whose ability, uniquely creative talents and outstanding reputation have made him a tremendous success in the lifestyle arena. Tutera has created a name for himself by taking his passion for designing spectacular events and transforming it into a lifestyle. He continuously exceeds the expected with an unmatched level of inspiration, imagination and innovation to create the latest trends in entertaining. VIP tickets available for meet & greet with David Tutera. Tickets may be purchased for $50 and include admission into Formal Affair, reserved priority seating for the fashion show & celebrity on-stage demonstration, champagne meet-and-greet to include photo opportunity, and autographed copy of David's book My Fair Wedding. Quantities are limited.