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File #: 0390X-2018    Version:
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/30/2018 In control: Tyson
On agenda: 12/3/2018 Final action: 12/6/2018
Title: To recognize and celebrate the work and baking artistry of Mr. Timothy “Timbo” Sullivan Jr. - the 2018 Champion of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Cake Spectacular" hosted by Martha Stewart on the Food Network.
Sponsors: Priscilla Tyson, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Jaiza Page, Emmanuel V. Remy, Michael Stinziano, Shannon G. Hardin

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To recognize and celebrate the work and baking artistry of Mr. Timothy “Timbo” Sullivan Jr. - the 2018 Champion of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Cake Spectacular" hosted by Martha Stewart on the Food Network.

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WHEREAS, the City of Columbus and the members of Columbus City Council, the nation’s 14th largest city are proud to honor and celebrate persons of distinguished character and achievement; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Timothy “Timbo” Sullivan, Jr., a professional cake artist is especially deserving of this honor and recognition - a 2009 graduate of Mifflin Senior High School and a lifelong resident of Columbus, Ohio began his career at what used to be the North East Career Center where he began sketching, drawing fruit and other items - in High School he developed into an accomplished artist, becoming known for selling the T-shirts and shoes that he painted; and
WHEREAS, in 2011 Timothy, after seeing a baking show on television, developed a fascination with decorating cakes - his experiments with cake designs ultimately evolved from a hobby into a full-fledged professional career - at 27 Timothy now has secured a number of contracts which include but are not limited to, regular appearances on the Food Network and other venues; moreover his extensive portfolio includes features on the Food Network show “Duff Till Dawn,” hosted by Duff Goldman; “Ridiculous Cakes,” a Body Painting Competition called “Skin Wars,” and in 2015 he made a 6-foot-tall cake depicting an alien marrying a sea witch for a couple getting who got married at COSI Columbus - this was subsequently featured on the Food Network series “Outrageous Wedding Cakes;” and
WHEREAS, Timothy, whose business trademark, “Cakes by Timbo,“ also has an extensive international following - he has taught classes in Canada, England, Jamaica, Mexico and he has represented the United States in an international team baking competition in Australia, which the United States , under his leadership, won - he is th...

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