Elaine Ardizzone, owner of Sweet Cheeks Baking Co. in San Diego, California, is one of 44 wedding industry experts across the United States awarded the elite designation of 2019 Pro Educator by leading wedding resource The Knot.

Ardizzone, a former winner of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, is part of a team that shares insights and expertise with the wedding community. She is one of three nationally recognized experts in the Cakes, Desserts, and Favors category. The 2019 Pro Educators also include categories such as Bands and DJs, Beauty, Bridal Salons, Consultants and Publishers, Florists, Invitations and Paper, Officiants, Photographers, Planners and Designers, Rentals, Venues and Catering, and Videographers.

“In the wedding industry, we are privileged to work among some of the most creative, hard-working event professionals,” says Ardizzone. “It is an honor to be recognized alongside such an esteemed group of wedding pros. We are thrilled for this opportunity to partner with The Knot and share insights that will help elevate the wedding industry.”

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