Lorrie has been decorating cakes since she was in her early teens. Her first memorable cake was a Garfield cake made in the Wilton Wonder Mold pan. She jumped feet first into the task and made it for her baby sister. She recalls being so mad when it got to the table that night. One of her 6 siblings had eaten a sausage like toe and nail when no-one was looking. She does regret not having pictures of her first cakes but realizes that she probably would have forgotten to write dates on them anyway.
Lorrie was self-taught until the early 2000’s when she took all the Wilton courses from an amazing instructor. She made Lorrie fall in love with sugar flowers and it’s still her favourite thing to do.
Her foray into professional decorating came in the mid-2000s when she switched her focus from teaching hand and machine embroidery to wedding cakes and sugar flowers. Lorrie has done many weddings and celebration cakes and her specialties are modelling chocolate, wired sugar flowers and modelled figures. She has taught as a Wilton Instructor for several years now and teaches classes from her home, a rented classroom and when she travels.
She loves to take classes and has been taught by some of the best including Mike McCarey, James Rosselle and Jennifer Dontz. Her class teaching Mike McCarey’s (taught with permission) chocolate dragon is always popular.
Lorrie hosts many guest instructors. Her husband Mike is a photographer. Lorrie also heads up the Ottawa Chapter of the Canadian Cake Decorators Guild and meetings take place monthly in her home.
If you have any questions or special requests, please feel free to contact Lorrie by e-mail, or on her cell phone at 613-868-0531