Hi, I"m Jenn, a stay-at-home mom of a child with severe food allergies. I got my start baking purely out of necessity because the only way I could ensure my son would have truly safe, nut-free (and delicious) birthday cakes, was to make them myself. So that's what I did, and before long I was making cakes for friends and family all over New York.
I am a self-taught cake artist that has never been to pastry school or has ever worked in a professional bakery. Like many hobby bakers and artists, I have learned everything I know from online tutorials and by watching YouTube videos. I quit my job in advertising over a decade ago when I had my son, and have been baking and decorating cakes out of my home ever since.
My cakes are all made fresh to order, using good old-fashioned ingredients like butter, sugar and eggs. I do it all myself– from designing, baking and decorating, to cake sculpting, figure modeling and sugar work. It is very important to me that my cakes not only look amazing and taste fresh, moist and delicious but are also as safe as possible for people with nut allergies. As a mom of an allergic kid, I understand the dangers of cross-contamination, and never bake with any nuts or coconut in my kitchen. I also make every effort to ensure every single ingredient I use is processed in a nut-free facility and therefore as safe as it can be for those with nut allergies.