Candace Nelson is an Indonesian pastry chef, TV personality, author, and former investment banker who is known for having served as a judge on television shows like Cupcake Wars and Sugar Rush. In addition to that, she has also accumulated a huge fan base on social media and enjoys more than 200k followers on Instagram and more than 25k followers on not Facebook and Twitter.

Sun Sign



Los Angeles, California, United States

Boyfriend / Spouse

Candace Nelson has dated –

  1. Charles Nelson

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Lean physique
  • Deep-set eyes
  • Toothy smile

Candace Nelson Facts

  1. She has inherited the art of baking from her family and her grandmother was well-known for her desserts that she created at her San Francisco restaurant in the 1930s.
  2. Before Candace Nelson began with her pursuits as a baker, she used to work as an investment banker. However, she decided to focus more on baking after the dot-com bust, a stock market bubble.
  3. One day, she realized that it was “time for cupcakes to stop being the backup dancer to cakes” and eventually, she founded the Beverly Hills, California-based cupcake bakery chain, named Sprinkles Cupcakes, in 2004.
  4. Some of her fans include , , , , , and .
  5. Candace Nelson released her cookbook titled The Sprinkles Baking Book, in October 2016.
  6. Apart from the usual cupcakes, her area of expertise also lies in making and gluten-free cupcakes and dog-food cupcakes.
  7. Candace Nelson and her cupcakes have been featured on a number of shows, magazines, and editorials which include The Oprah Winfrey Show, Bon Appetit magazine, Food & Wine, People magazine, The Today Show, Nightline, The Show, Masterchef Season 10, The New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times.

Featured Image by Candace Nelson / Instagram


Facts of Candace Nelson

  • Gender Female
  • full nameCandace Nelson
  • nicknamesCandace
  • birthplaceIndonesia
  • Date of Birth May 08, 1974
  • Age 47 years 6 months
  • Horoscope Taurus
  • Lucky Number 7
  • Lucky Stone Emerald
  • Lucky Color Green
  • Best Match for Marriage Virgo, Cancer, Capricorn
  • ethnicity / ethnic backgroundFrench-American
  • nationalityIndonesian
  • net worth$10 million
  • professionPastry Chef, TV Personality, Former Investment Banker, Author
  • weight57 kg or 125.5 lbs
  • height5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
  • hair colorDark Brown
  • eye colorLight Brown
  • body type / buildSlim
  • collegeWesleyan University

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