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 sunk the ship. I think my love for the Pastry Arts intensified from that store visit.
CAKE ART IN ATLANTA, GA
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 number 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 from traffic. So, I grabbed my shades, my Juicy Couture daydreamer 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, including cake sculpting, sugar critters, and candy making. It was one of the best investments.
COUNTRY KITCHEN SWEET ART
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.
CAKE DEPARTMENT STORE
Michael’s and Joann’s are department stores as they specialize in crafts. They’re not your local mom and pop, but they started as such. I am out of material to add the last few touches to order. It’s easy to access these stores for me. One can never go wrong with obtaining one of their 40-50% off coupons 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 $3.99 or less.
CAKE DECORATING SHOPS IN NYC
Can you imagine if Food & Wine magazine was a store selling every tool noted on their website. Oh, Baby! I would max out the business card. 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