|Born||January 28, 1930|
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Died||November 22, 2021 (aged 91)|
Tribeca, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Baker, cake decorator|
Weinstock's first career was as an elementary school teacher on Long Island, where she raised three children. She started her cake baking and decoration company when she was 50 years old, after surviving breast cancer.
She had made decorative cakes for a variety of celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey, Kim Kardashian and Martha Stewart. She avoided using fondant in her cake decorations; instead, she focused on buttercream and stenciled patterns.
She had appeared as a guest judge on the Food Network series Chopped Sweets and Top Chef: Just Desserts. She also has been a judge on the Netflix series Nailed It! and ¡Nailed it! México, for which she was described as the show's "secret weapon".
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