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Photo courtesy of Sarah Michele Photography

You want to know about me?  Ok. 

I enjoyed art as a child. You know, the typical, macaroni art, popsicle stick houses, drawing, etc. It runs in the genes of some of my family members. But I lost touch with my artistic side as I matured. I worked in the administrative world for years until I had my first baby. Now I have four babies…who are no longer babies. Where did the time go?

One day, my daughter, who was 12 and very artistic, inquired about some cake decorating classes. I figured they were a good way to spend some one-on-one time with her, so I signed us up.  We attended the series of classes, then more classes, then more classes. It was a fun hobby for the two of us. That “one day” was four years ago.  Wha??  Time flies when you’re having fun.  Either that, or time is flying by because I’m getting older.

The more I learned about decorating, the more I became fascinated with the combination of art, structure and the sheer challenge that each cake brings. I continue to take classes to further my skills. I attend the National Area Cake Show each year for the classes and demos. I’ve taken classes from artists such as Nicolas Lodge, Kathleen Lange from the Confectionary Chalet,  Wayne Steinkopf from Swank Cake Design, Shawna McGreevy from McGreevy Cakes, Way Beyond Cakes by Mayen, Colette Peters,  Lauren Kitchens, Mike McCarey, and Marina Sousa.

Each cake and each customer is special to me. I enjoy every aspect of designing and decorating. My favorite part, though, is seeing the customers’ faces and hearing their responses. There is no greater joy than to know that a cake that I’d decorated, made someone happy.

CLICK HERE to read an interview done by Sarah Michele Photography on Sweet Treats By Joy.
CLICK HERE to see one of Joy's wedding cakes that was featured in an article on Bayside Brides.
CLICK HERE to see one of Joy's wedding cakes that made the Daily Top 3 on CakesDecor.com
CLICK HERE to see another of Joy's cakes that made the Daily Top 3 on CakesDecor.com