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Cakes By Faith
You know how, in every circle of family and friends, there's always that one person who has a specialty dish that everyone expects them to bring whenever there's a gathering? It easily became common knowledge amongst her peers that: every banquet, recreational event, post-event reception and the like, would house one of Lavern's cakes as its centerpiece. Regular store-bought gifts were no longer expected on birthdays and holidays, not even on Christmas! Lavern had to fill-up cookie tins with her homemade treats.
The public may know her as Lavern White, but personal friends endearingly tagged her as "Our Own Betty Crocker" and in recent years "The Cake Baking Rev(erend)". However, she loves it because baking is her passion. For 20+ years Lavern White has evolved from the baby steps of cake creations prepared at family and personal friends functions to a Pastry Chef Graduate of the Art Institute of NYC, who has learned to hone her skills to produce multi-tiered, rolled fondant, hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind edible works of art.
Not only does she have a pastry arts educational background, but her BA in Psychology and current pursuit for her MA in Mental Health Counseling gives her the edge needed to be a good listener for her client's spoken and unexpressed desires. Also, through the opportunity to work with great Wedding Cake Stylists such as Cheryl Kleinman and Ellen Baumwoll, she has blossomed into a remarkable decorator. With each cake, whether a traditional one tier or hand-carved theme request needing to feed 10 or 300; Lavern puts her heart and soul into each creation.
Using the freshest ingredients, and the latest techniques, Lavern has not failed to give her clients a product that they will never forget. She has also inspired to be a treats for all kind of bakery as well. She will make traditional Sweet Treats as well as allergen-free or specialty-diet you-can’t-tell-the-difference indulgence. Lavern's Cakes aren't just made of flour and sugar, but rather, they are visual ideas that her clients give to her. She in return gives them a tangible creation that holds the true meaning, depth, and breath of both the gift giver and its recipient. Lavern's love for baking and cake decorating filled her with so much joy that she desired to share her knowledge of the craft. Therefore, she taught private classes and open group courses as a Wilton Method Instructor. She also offers her expertise as a mentor on several Facebook pastry art group.
Lavern’s humble beginnings and present accomplishments will afford her clients a future of great taste, custom style and amazement!
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