Los Angeles native, James Rosselle, is passionate about cake and where it has taken him. After graduating from Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena, CA, James eagerly approached an opportunity to work with master cake designer Ron Ben Israel in New York City. Much of James’ artistry and technique is derived from the teachings of Ron Ben Israel and his emphasis on detail, creativity and color. James also credits modern art, fashion and the beauty of nature as inspirations for his spectacular cake designs.
After his time working under Ron Ben Israel, James accepted a position with acclaimed pastry chef Gale Gand, co-owner of TRU restaurant and creator of Food Network’s “Sweet Dreams”. While at TRU, James honed his pastry skills with the guidance and knowledge of Gale Gand. “Learning about kitchen dynamics, recipe development and Gale’s concepts of plated desserts was unforgettable.
In the season of 2007, James moved from Chicago to Orlando, Florida, and worked for world Champion sugar artist and chocolatier Ewald Notter. At the Notter School, James worked on the Notter chocolate praline line produced in the school kitchens . James was also the lead chef instructor in the 24 week European Pastry and Baking Program at the Notter School and also taught cake decorating in the continuing education program.
It didn’t take long for food network producers to take note of James creative streak and sweet personality. Since 2007, four-time winner James Rosselle can be seen on the Food Network series ‘Challenge’ & ‘Last Cake Standing’. In 2011, James was named one of the “Top Ten Cake Artists”, by Desert Professional Magazine, which included a two-page feature interview.
James spent some time with Bottega Louie, located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, as their Cake Designer. James was brought on to Bottega Louie to develop the cake program. At Bottega Louie, high volume production of his masterful cake line was impressive, producing between 50-60 cakes a week for the patisserie alone!
In addition, James has teamed up with industry vet New York Cake, Premiere fondant company Fondarific, the leader in edible food coloring The Sugar Art, and Marvelous Molds for his line of sugar crafting products. James can also be seen on HSN, in partnership with Fondarific and his line of tools and cutters.