I'm a College of Dupage baking and pastry school graduate working as a cake decorator at a bakery in Hinsdale, Il.
My passion is cake, cake, and more cake. My interests include sugar work, gum paste/fondant figurines, and chocolate work, as well as (obviously) cake. My style of decorating is whimsical/modern with lots of detail. String work is one of my favorite things to do on a cake, the other is making figurines.
I have been dabbling in cake decorating for over 10 years, but only started to really look into it in the past 3. I worked as a cookie decorator in a full production bakery throughout pastry school for 1 1/2 years, and have been decorating cake professionally for 2 years.
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My favorite technique is actually a combination of two techniques: hand painting and templates. I use an old laptop as a light board to resize the image I need to the size I need it to be and trace it out on parchment paper with a #2...