ACD Welcomes New Publisher & Editor

We’re starting the new year off with a bang! Our big news? American Cake Decorating has a new team at the helm.

First, let me introduce you to our fabulous publisher Karen.

Karen Griffiths brings with her over 30 years experience in the media industry. She previously served as Sales Director and Associate Publisher for American Cake Decorating and is now steering the ship as Publisher. You may have already met Karen at one of the many cake shows she’s attended for ACD. And if you haven’t met, stop by and say hi. She’s wonderful!

{Next up, look for her and me at That Takes the Cake in Texas…}

Now, please allow me to introduce myself!

I’m Junita Bognanni. I am ACD’s new Managing Editor.  I’ve been writing for the magazine for several years, while also working as a freelance food stylist. I studied creative writing and went on to work in publishing like every good English major. But one day my obsession with cookbooks got the best of me, so I left my job to study pastry at The Institute of Culinary Education. I’ve been writing and baking ever since.

I’m absolutely THRILLED to join such a vibrant, creative community of cake artists. I look forward to highlighting your inspiring work on the pages of American Cake Decorating and to celebrating not only the artistry, but the joy behind baking!

Karen couldn’t agree more, “I am delighted to continue my work with such a creative and collaborative industry. I have met so many brilliant bakers, decorators, and talented business people. I also look forward to working with Junita in continuing to bring our readers truly inspired content.”

I would love to hear from you, dear readers! Don’t ever be afraid to tell me what you love or would love to change about the magazine. You can reach me at


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