with Erin Gardner
After developing her cake skills as a pastry chef in numerous New England kitchens, Erin's cake decorating adventure led her to NYC for a sugar flower class with Ron Ben-Israel. Erin would eventually meet up with Ron again, this time on an episode of his Food Network show, Sweet Genius, which she won. Today, Erin's shop, Wild Orchid Baking Company, has been featured by Brides Magazine as one of 100 best wedding cake makers in the country. Brides Magazine also included a cake of Erin's as one of America's Prettiest Wedding Cakes. Look for Erin's first book, Great Cake Decorating, due to be released by Taunton Press in early 2014.