“There’s a melody in everything. And once you find the melody, then you connect immediately with the heart.”
Aside from cake decorating, I enjoy teaching music, traveling, scrapbooking, reading, and learning. I have been blessed with fantastic family and friends, who I love for many reasons, not least of which because they allow me to experiment on them with different decorating techniques and recipes!
My interest in decorating began when I was about 10 and got an Easy Bake Oven for Christmas. It came with a bride and groom cake topper and so I did the only logical thing possible: forced my siblings and best friend to participate in a mock wedding. (Even if it meant my brother had to marry my sister.) It was not long before I realized: if I can cook a cake with a light bulb, just imagine the possibilities with an oven!
About My Cakes
Though most of my treats are for friends and family members, I’ve also had cakes featured on Chicago’s WGN TV, WGN Radio, and at “A Fetching Affair,” an event sponsored by the foundation of Chicago Blackhawk Bryan Bickell and his wife. Several creations have earned first place at local and national competitions: this Willy Wonka cake at the America’s Baking and Sweets Show, an Abraham Lincoln cake at the Illinois State Fair, and a Monet recreation at the Lake County Fair.
So here I am, an elementary school music teacher trying her hand at a new hobby. Like Casals said, there is a melody in everything. I find melody in music, in laughter, and in a perfectly frosted cake.
Este es mi melodía. This is my melody. I’m looking forward to sharing my song with you!