I remember growing up and watching my mother spend countless hours in the kitchen to feed our family of seven. She always made the best baked goods and we always had something sweet in the house. Once I reached the age where I could help her in the kitchen, I was right there measuring, baking, cutting, icing, and tasting each and every dessert. My passion for baking grew throughout high school and that led me to Indiana University of Pennsylvania Academy of Culinary Arts, where I broadened my skills and expanded my learning.
From there I moved to Columbus to complete an internship under Master Chef Hartmut Handke at Handke’s Cuisine. I moved on to work at a local bakery for the holiday season and then became a cake decorator at a local retail store.
One day a friend said to me, “Your cakes are so delicious and unique, I would never buy a cake from anyone else”. Hence, Bess’ Cakery began.
I now have a home-based bakery, and am fully licensed by the USDA and a registered business with the State of Ohio. I have also taught cake decorating classes at Joann's Etc. and would like to have a retail shop of my own someday. I have been decorating cakes for a total of 16 years now, and love to try new things!
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