The first time I walked into Williams Sonoma I was captivated by the various jars of foreign extracts. I was at the shopping outlet at the North Georgia Premium Outlet in Dawsonville, GA. Immediately I wished that my $2,000.00 Pottery Barn credit card was a William-Sonoma store card but God knows best! I probably would’ve sank the ship. I think my love for the Pastry Arts intensified from that store visit.
Over the years, I have learned that nothing beats a local cake supply store like Cake Art in Tucker, GA. I couldn’t believe the amount of cake supplies, pans, decorating tools, and party supplies that this store carried. I came across Cake Art when I was seeking more cake decorating courses in town after completing my Wilton home based curriculum. I was delighted to find out that it was merely 20 minutes away with traffic. So, I grabbed my shades, my Juicy Couture day dreamer bag, my flip-flops, and hit the road. A Pastry Artist can easily spend $500.00 in a matter of minutes if they’re not careful. I had to pace myself, do I really need this or do I want to have fun with this. I signed up for a few of their courses cake sculpting, sugar critters, and candy making. It was one of the best investments.
I have yet to place an order but Country Kitchen Sweet Art tickles my fancy. This site has everything! It appears they get the latest Pastry Artist tools before any other supply store. I sent for a free catalog and I fell in love. If I didn’t know any better, it would be CAKE R US the toy version for Pastry Artists. Country Kitchen Sweet Art is in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I hear a road trip calling.
Michael’s and Joann’s has never let me down whenever I am out of a material to add the last few touches to an order. One can never go wrong with obtaining one of their 40-50% off coupon off the internet. You will always win! Not to mention their ribbons and bows to add the wow factor to the cake board is usually $1.99 or less.
Can you imagine if Food and Wine magazine was a store? Oh Baby! For all of you sugar mavens out there here is a list of stores that I often venture to for supplies:
New York City Cake Supply Shops
Kerekes aka BakeDeco
Pfeil and Holding aka CakeDeco
Michael’s Arts and Crafts