If you’re like me, food needs to look amazing before I believe it tastes great.
When I go to a restaurant I am the one looking at what other people ordered before deciding myself.
Creating food fascinates me. It truly is art.
When I was a little girl my Italian grandmother would visit each spring. While the other children played outside I watched intently as she prepared bread, cookies, pasta, sauce, and the tiny details of making gnocchi.
Everything she made tasted and looked too good to eat. But I did!
Thus, my love for baking, cooking and decorating began.
My Creative Food Journey
In high school I started decorating cakes. We didn’t have Youtube, Google or other ways to learn – so I taught myself.
In college I was hired by a professional and well-known cake artist. I became her prodigy. She showed me the many decorating techniques in wedding and specialty cake designs. This was before the fondant craze, so I learned the art of using buttercream as my canvas.
When I became a mom, I ended my career working in bakeries and starting making cakes from home for friends and family. I also developed a technique called, “The Write Way to Cake Decorating” which turned into a best-selling cookbook – Creative Cakes Anyone Can Make
In 2005, I faced the challenges of divorce. Instantly I became a single mom to my boys and needed income. This launched me to start my own online baking supply business. For ten years my Sweet Art Factory store grew to selling over 2000 different types of cookie cutters and decorating supplies around the world.
Along with owning a preschool, I decided to end my crazy busy life and sold my store.
Thus, it started my love for creating video food tutorials on YouTube. With over 250+ videos and 350,000 viewers a month, it is an honor to share my love for creative food with you.
This brings me to today – yes, Todays Creative Food.
Each day I wake up thinking of new designs, recipes, and ways to share the simplest methods to creating beautiful and yummy food.
I still have an Online Store
Instead of keeping all the supplies myself, I now am able to share my favorite supplies, tools, cookbooks, aprons, and decorating ingredients with you through my Amazon Store.
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I am single mom to two boys who are the joys of my life. Nick and Tim both are adults now and live in San Diego, California.
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