What is the best way to describe your design and style?
The best way to describe my design and style would be modern work that is clean, artistic and elegant in nature with an art deco flare.
What are your biggest inspirations in your work?
It’s hard to pinpoint my biggest inspiration in my work because I like to take inspiration from everything. I can find inspiration in a piece of clothing or a painting that I see hanging on the wall. I get inspiration from other cake designers that I admire. When I see cakes from well-known cake designers like Sylvia Weinstock or Sweet & Saucy Shop I aspire to make the types of cakes that they make one day.
What led you down the path of baking and treats?
Ever since I was young I’ve always had a love for food. I knew at a very young age that I would be going into the food industry in one way or another. At 14 I realized that I had eye for pastries and a passion for cakes. I started off working on perfecting my craft with small classes here and there. Once I graduated from high school I went on to study Baking & Pastry Arts at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island where I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree last March.
What has been your favorite moment in your career?
My favorite moment in my career isn’t really a moment but the whole thing. I love the fact that at 22 years old and recently graduating from college, I am able to work in a field that I have studied so long to be a part of and I absolutely love it. I get to wake up every morning, put on an apron and pretty much “play” for a job. There is always something new and exciting about having this career and at the end of the day it’ll never get old.
What are some of your favorite styles or inspiration?
When it comes to my favorite styles I’m kind of on both ends of the spectrum. I love cakes that are so simple and clean that they look perfect, like they were done effortlessly. I also love cakes that are completely over the top too, like cakes that are 8 tiers tall, and having piping, gold and gumpaste flowers from top to bottom.
How do you help a client narrow down some of their choices?
When we have a client that may be having trouble narrowing down their choices we first try to figure out what’s most important them…if they have a favorite flavor, a preferred theme, color or element that they really want to incorporate and try to focus on that. Our goal is to make sure that our clients are satisfied with every element of their dessert experience and walk away with a sense that we but them first.
What are some of your dream designs?
A dream design for me would be something that is considered to be out of this world. I would love to design a cake that is 6 or more tiers with intricate piping and detail from top to bottom. I’d want it to be immaculate, as if it was meant for a Queen. I love when you are able to look at a cake and notice something different about it every time you look at it. I think it would be awesome to have a hand in a design like this.