Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A Day with Susan Carberry

This past Sunday along with a couple members of the Sweet Arts of Orange County Cake Club, we spent a special afternoon with Susan Carberry at her store in Murrieta called, The Cake Cottage.

Usually closed on a Sunday, she opened up her doors just for us and gave us 2 demos plus some of her delicious, jumbo-sized and delicious cupcakes to savor...Ya-um!

If you ever get a chance to make it down to Southern California, be sure to stop by her store.  It's small but every corner is packed with a bit of everything a cake decorator would love to get their hands on plus more!

The first demo was on how to make a Pansy and an assortment of filler flowers and leaves.

And the second demo was on how to make an assortment of Petit Fours (cutting, dipping and decorating)

It was a fun afternoon spent learning something new, buying a couple new cake decorating goodies I've been wanting to get my hands on, and of course, having a photo op with Susan!

Susan Carberry and me =)
Some little facts about Susan:
- She made the Show Cake for the 2010 ICES Convention in San Diego
- 2 time contestant of TLC's "Ultimate Cake Off" coming in 2nd place on one and winning one.
- Winner of the Food Networks "Top Five" for her 3D Cookies

She travels internationally teaching classes so check out her website for details:  www.thecakecottage.net


  1. Wow I want to go to one of these classes too! Just look at that gorgeous pansy!

  2. I love Susan! I got to see her at the Austin, TX cake show and she was so funny and informative during her demo! So jealous!