About Me

Baking has always been my “thing.” I actually considered going to Culinary Arts School instead of medical school but decided that baking should continue to be my hobby rather than my profession.  I am Egyptian and for many years I worked on improving my Egyptian pastries and publishing an Egyptian cookbook, “More Dining on the Nile.

However, I think I found my niche with cake decorating. Even though I’m still very new to this (my first post on this blog marks cake #11 in my history but I’m not counting the multiple cartoon characters I popped out of molded cake pans for my daughter’s birthdays) the possibilities seem endless.  I mean, once you’ve mastered baklava and creme caramel and croquembouche its not like you can stir things up a little by adding modeling chocolate chevron stripes on them (well I suppose you can but it would be weird).

So cake decorating turned into my obsession in August 2013 when I decided to step it up a notch for my daughter’s birthday cake. I took a couple of cake decorating classes here in Orlando with a great, patient teacher (http://www.jennytaycreations.com/) and I was off!  I have done a lot of experimenting and researching since then with different media such as modeling chocolate and ganache and different buttercreams and, of course, different fondants.

Since then I have taken another class with a professional cake decorator to help me refine my decorating skills.  If you’re in the Orlando area you should definitely take a class with Luci Martin at sofelleconfections.wix.com.

I still practice medicine and am a general pediatrician with Nemours’ Children’s Hospital in Orlando.  I love taking care of children but the baking is my alone-time pleasure.

This blog is my new notebook.  I found that I needed to keep detailed notes about what works, what doesn’t and the questions that are still unanswered. An online notebook is ideal because I can store pictures, links and share with my other hobbyist cake decorating-obsessed friends.

You will see my amateur cakes (what am I talking about, I’m still an amateur!) — which I don’t mind showing you — and my more recent, sharper looking cakes because I’ve learned something from all of them.

Thanks for talking cake with me!

Sally Elias Keszey

One Comment Add yours

  1. David says:

    I love the works of art you create

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