Candace Nelson Net Worth, Religion, Parents, Salary, High School, Height

Candace Nelson

Who is Candace Nelson?

Candace Nelson is an American pastry chef. She is best known for being a judge on the television series Cupcake Wars and Sugar Rush and for appearing on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Candace Nelson Biography and Early Life

Candace Nelson was born on May 8, 1974 in Indonesia and she was also raised there by her parents. Right from her early days as a kid, she had always had a thing for baking and her French-American grandmother was also a baker.

Candace Nelson High School and Education

Candace Nelson attended State Senior High School in Indonesia. She later enrolled into Wesleyan University and graduated in 1996.

She also attended Tante Marie’s Professional Pastry Program in San Francisco, where she learnt pastry and baking.

Candace Nelson Religion

Candace Nelson was born into a Christian family and she is a Christian by religion.

Candace Nelson Parents

Candace Nelson was born to her parents named Jeffrey Nelson (father) and Prisca Nelson (mother).

Candace Nelson Salary

Candace Nelson earns over $1 million in income annually and all these amounted to her net worth.

Candace Nelson Height and Weight

Candace Nelson stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches. She weighs 69 kg.


Candace Nelson initially worked as an investment banker alongside her husband named Charles, who was born in 1969 and he is a native of Oklahoma.

She later quit the job and opened a custom cake business in her home in San Francisco and she then later relocated to a bakery in Los Angeles and began to make cupcakes.

As time went on, Candace and her husband expanded their business and opened Sprinkle Cupcakes, which was recorded as one of the early cupcake bakeries in the world and it was opened on April 13, 2005.

The Cupcake bakery was located in Beverly Hills and over the years, the Sprinkles Cupcake factories are now in over 24 locations across the United States.

Some popular celebrities who are fans of Sprinkle Cupcakes include Blake Lively, Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise, Serena Williams and many more.

Candace Nelson has also starred as a judge on competition series such as Cupcake Wars and Sugar Rush and she has also appeared as a judge on Bobby Flay’s Throwdown show.

Her cupcakes has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey show, Bon Appetit magazine, Food & Wine, The New York Times and a host of other media outlets across the United States.


Candace resides in Los Angeles, California, United States of America.

Nationality and Ethnicity

Candace Nelson is of American nationality. She is of French-American ethnicity and origin.

Social Media Presence

Candace is very active across different social media platforms, as of recent, she has accumulated over 100,000 Twitter followers, over 100,000 Instagram followers and she is also active on a host of other social media networks.

Controversies, rumors and legal issues

Since coming to limelight as a pastry chef, Candace hasn’t been linked to any known controversy, rumors and legal issues.

Candace Nelson Net Worth

Candace Nelson is an American pastry chef and entrepreneur and her net worth is estimated to be $6 million.

Facts about Candace Nelson

  • Net Worth: $6 million
  • Religion: Christian
  • Parents: Jeffrey Nelson (father) and Prisca Nelson (mother).
  • High School: State Senior High School
  • Height: 5 feet 7 inches
  • Weight: 69 kg
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