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'Sweet Genius' Ron Ben-Israel: 'The public can love me and hate me but cannot ignore me'

A year and a half ago, Ron Ben-Israel was known mainly among some New Yorkers for his delicious cakes decorated with exquisite sugar flowers.

He had a great business on the top floor of an old building in SoHo, taught class at the French Culinary Institute and made occasional guest appearances on TV.

Then the Food Network put him in "Sweet Genius," in which pastry chefs must create fab desserts out of unusual ingredients. Now the former modern dancer from Israel is stopped on the street and asked for his autograph

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"It seems like forever," he tells Zap2it. "It has only been 13 months."

"It became such a part of my life, but it is relatively new," Ben-Israel says. "I did not know much about TV except going on to make cakes or sugar techniques.

"Being in the forefront, the public can love me and hate me but cannot ignore me now,

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