Candace Nelson is the founder and pastry chef of Sprinkles, the world's first cupcake bakery. She has been featured everywhere from O, Vanity Fair, and People magazines to Good Morning America, the Today Show, The Chew, and The Talk. Candace's cupcakes have inspired accolades from the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Blake Lively. Sprinkles has more than twenty locations nationwide, featuring cupcakes, cookies, ice cream, and Cupcake ATMs. Candace was a judge on Food Network's hit show Cupcake Wars, which filmed ten seasons and airs around the world. A former investment banker, Candace is a graduate of Tante Marie's professional pastry program in San Francisco and of Wesleyan University.