Kaelyn Weestrand is a freelance fine artist and cake artist. She studied applied visual arts at Dakota County Technical College and hopes to further her artistic studies by taking more fine arts courses (figure drawing, sculpting, oil painting, pottery) in the future. She loves to draw people (portraits and anatomy) and enjoys giving her art a more realistic, and often darker, edge. Her studies in cake artistry have been much less formal, starting, in her childhood, with her mother teaching her the basics of cake decorating and later continuing with a few classes in fondant and gum paste work. She hopes to soon become a more integral part of the local arts community by partaking in art shows and showing her work in galleries. In her spare time, she enjoys indulging in anything creative (arts, crafts, singing, listening to music), being outdoors, reading, gaming, traveling, and spending time with family.