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Mayen Orido

Mayen  is the founder and owner of Way Beyond Cakes LLC.
Mayen is a globally recognized cake artist from Arizona, USA. She was born in the Philippines and migrated to the USA in 2004. 
She studied in St Paul College through her elementary and high school years .
She has a bachelors degree in Biology from the University of the Philippines.
Prior to her cake life, she was a biology and chemistry teacher and also a pharmaceutical sales executive for almost 10 years for Bristol Myers Squibb and Abbott Laboratories . 
However her cake journey has been amazing !!! When she put her corporate life aside and picked up a whisk and spatula , a new passion was born and look at where it got her ! 
She has been awarded as one of the TOP 10 Cake ARTISTs in the USA 2020 by the prestigious global Cake Masters magazine based in Europe. 
She has also been nominated as Novelty Artist in the Cake Masters awards in the United Kingdom, and a nominee for the Cake Sculpting Award for the American Cake Awards 2022.  Her work has been published in international magazines like Cake Masters, Cake Central, Cake Geek, and Sweet magazine.
She is one of the selected guest tutors for international cake events like Cake Camp UK, The Cake and Craft Show Auckland, SoFlo Cake and Candy Expo , The San Diego Cake Show and Cake Fest LA. She has also filmed for Paul Bradford Sugarcraft School in Spain and Scotland and Pretty Witty Cakes in the UK , and was also the International Guest artist for Cake International Manchester UK and also for The Cake and Craft Show in Auckland, New Zealand.
She is a brand ambassador for one of the biggest fondant manufacturers in the world, Satin Ice and has made centerpiece displays for conventions and events.
She is also a member of Icing Smiles, a non profit organization that provides cakes for kids that are impacted with terminal or critical illness and for their siblings . 
She is also known for her work in collaborations such as Starry Night, Cakenweenie, Michael Jackson, Around the world in 40 cakes, Tier-riffic cakes, Christmas in Frostington, 12 Days of Christmas, Harry Potter Mischief Managed, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Her work resonates to many because they are eye catching, unique and easy to tweak into their very own designs. She hopes to be able to reach more places and get to meet more cake lovers all over the world!
She is a warrior mom , a single parent to two amazing kids, Jared  and  Annika. 
She embraces her family's neurodiversity and this is something that she holds dear to her heart and has become a guiding voice in her life mission to share , encourage acceptance and to advocate for other neurodivergent individuals .

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