Hey there! I’m Joy. I am a biomedical animator by day and a self-taught cake artist by night. I am currently located in the wonderfully vibrant and diverse city of Toronto, Canada.
About my day job
You might be wondering: what is a biomedical animator?! We are professional artists that combine an advanced education in the life sciences with visual communication. Together with some pretty awesome teammates, I create 3D animation enhanced surgical videos for The Toronto Video Atlas of Surgery. Part of my job description is going into the operating room to film live surgeries!
About cozy oven
I fell in love with baking in 2006 when I made my first blueberry oatmeal bars. Because of my combined love for baking and photos, I started a blog called ‘Joy’s cozy oven’ in 2010. As I continued my baking blog, I found myself especially enjoying baking and decorating cupcakes. I love the creative flavour combinations and endless decorative possibilities.
In 2015, under the encouragement of my friends, I decided to turn Joy’s cozy oven into a side-business. I am so thankful for the amount of support I have received from friends and families. I still remember how nervous I was about making 50 cupcakes for my friend's wedding in 2016. Three years later, I've made multiple three-tiered cakes!
I've learned and improved so much since 2006. But I’m still learning and will continue challenge myself every time I preheat the oven.