Online Feature-Martha Stewart Weddings Summer 2014
Special Events Magazine- Cover 2014
Edible Artists Network Magazine-Feature 2014
Named Top 63 Pastry Pros in America by Martha Stewart Weddings 2014
Named Top 100 Wedding Cake Designers in America Bride’s Magazine 2013
New Essentials Weddings-Cover 2013
New Essentials Weddings-Cover 2012
Bridal Guide Magazine June 2012
New Essentials Weddings July 2011
Country Weekly Magazine July 2011
Us Weekly Magazine June 2011
People Magazine Country Edition June 2011
Southern Living Weddings 2011
Bridal Guide Magazine 2011
Town and Country Weddings 2010
Southern Weddings Magazine 2010
Get Married Magazine 2010
Country Weekly Magazine 2010
InStyle Weddings 2009
The Knot 2008
People Magazine 2008
Competitor on ABC’s hit cooking show The Taste-Season 2 where he was on Team Nigella. He was a cast and top competitor coming in 4th on the hit spin-off reality cake decorating/baking competition with Buddy Valastro, Cake Boss on TLC’s Next Great Baker. Most recently Jay appeared on TLC’s Extreme I Do’s and Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen.
Jay Qualls, Celebrity Wedding 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 he most recently opening A Frosted Affair, A Jay Qualls Boutique Cakery in Nashville, TN and inventor of Fondant Fabric.
After graduating in 2003 from Middle Tennessee State University with his B.S. in Organizational Communication, Jay decided to put it to good use and open a high end wedding cake boutique Jay quickly turned Maples Wedding cakes 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, speaking, business development and consulting.
President, Cakes by Jay Qualls, LLC dba A Frosted Affair Nashville, 2014 to present and has become known as one of the premier celebrity cake designers/artists in the country.
President and Lead Consultant, Willow Tree Consulting 2014 to present
President, Jay Qualls Holdings, LLC in 2012
Inventor of “Fondant Fabric” 2011
Founded Maples Wedding Cakes, LLC in 2005
Editorial Contributor to Edible Artist Network Magazine, Cake Central Magazine, and American Cake Decorating Magazine
Jay teaches classes and demonstrates his methods of cake design all over the US as well as Canada to shop owners and cake enthusiast and hobbyist.
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, Hillary Scott-Lady Antebellum and Patrick Carney from the Black Keys, Tyler Hubbard, Tiffany Fallon, Nicole Clawson, Hannah Curley, Reba McEntire, and Faith Hill just to name a few.
He was featured in Martha Stewart Weddings in the winter 15th Anniversary issue. Less than 10 designers have been invited to collaborate with Martha Stewart Weddings in the history of the magazine.
His cakes have been featured in many national publications, national wedding blogs, television and websites such as: