Candace Nelson

Candace Nelson is the founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes, the world's first cupcake bakery. She is also a judge on the competition series Cupcake Wars and Sugar Rush.

Started in Beverly Hills in 2005, Candace's sophisticated take on the classic American cupcake made Sprinkles an overnight bakery sensation. Candace's cupcakes, made from the best ingredients and baked fresh throughout the day, inspire long lines of devoted fans as well as accolades from the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Blake Lively, Katie Holmes, Ryan Seacrest and Barbra Streisand. Today, Sprinkles has 31 locations nationwide, including 15 Cupcake ATM's.

In 2012, Sprinkles debuted the world's first Cupcake ATM and continued its foray into classic American desserts with the launch of Sprinkles Ice Cream.

Candace, a former investment banker, is a graduate of Tante Marie's Professional Pastry Program in San Francisco and Wesleyan University. Candace is a dedicated philanthropist, an angel supporter of Baby2Baby and a board member of LAXart.