"In 2009 I decided I wanted to turn my life-long hobby into a career and enrolled in the Culinary Academy of Long Island (now known as Star Academy). It was not easy being a full-time student, mom and wife, but I knew after my first week that I had made the right decision. My family was very supportive and my kids even helped me study. Being a student at the Culinary Academy was one of the most enjoyable experiences of my life. It also relayed an important message to my children; that you can achieve anything you want in life if you work at it. After graduating as Valedictorian from the Professional Baking & Pastry Arts Program and interning with a large catering facility, I decided I wanted to share my passion for desserts with others. I began by teaching basic cake, cupcake and cookie decorating for my local school district’s continuing education program.
In June of 2010, I started The Decorated Dessert, Inc.
In addition to the continuing ed program, I now offer classes at a 2nd location in Bethpage, as well as cupcake and cookie decorating birthday parties at a venue in Woodbury. On occasion, I have requests for private baking lessons and I will hold those lessons in the client’s home.
It is always so rewarding to teach someone something that makes them smile. It is part of my nature to want to make people happy. Being able to combine that with my passion for dessert is a dream come true and my life couldn’t be sweeter!"
The Decorated Dessert, Inc.