I was actually born and raised here in fabulous Las Vegas... and don't intend on leaving anytime soon! There is no other place I'd rather be at the moment. Most people are always changing their minds as to what they want to be when they grow up, but not me. I love sports, traveling, and crafty things, but since about elementary school school I had dreamed of being in the pastry world. On my 13th birthday, I even had everyone bake and decorate their own individual cake!
After attending Cheyenne High School for my Freshman and Sophomore years of high school, I transferred and graduated from the Community College High School. At CCHS I worked towards an AA in Culinary Arts with a Pastry Arts emphasis. It's always amazed me that you can take so few ingredients, and just by changing the amounts and the method in which they are mixed together, create so many different products! While going to school, I was also given the opportunity to work at Bellagio Hotel and Casino as a cake designer under Jean- Philippe Maury, MOF.
There, I've pretty much worked in every department... from banquets, to chocolate, and buffet. But I really found my passion in cake design... only preceding miniature desserts, because let's be honest.. they are absolutely adorable!
After 3 years spent decorating cakes at the Bellagio, and of course, after meeting Kristen there.. I decided it was definitely time to take my career to the next level. It was obvious that we would be an amazing duo in the world of cake design!