Wichita Wednesday (Sept. 22nd) – Sara Eck
Tell us a little about yourself. When and why did you start baking?
Hey all, I’m Sara Eck. I’m married to my wonderful and supportive husband and I’m a mother of a 2-year-old. During the day, I’m an office assistant at a nonprofit, working with foster families. Nights and weekends or whenever I can find the time, I decorate cakes and cookies. I started decorating cakes in high school but only for family. I took the Wilton class in 2016 and that gave me the skills and confidence to start charging for my work. I was asked to decorate cookies for a Mother’s Day church event in May, which was my first official cookie experience, and I fell in love with them! Decorating is my favorite!
What is one Cake Stuff item you cannot live without?
I cannot live without Cake Stuff’s cookie cutters. Oh, and boxes. And sprinkles. And buttercream supplies. And flavors. And gel colors. I just got an airbrush, so now I need those colors too! Basically everything!!!
If you could bake/decorate with anyone famous who would it be?
I love Marlyn from Montreal Confections. I don’t know if she counts as “famous” but she does Facebook tutorials and live cookie decorating every Friday, and think she would be so fun to meet! I want to learn all her tricks!
Do you have a local baking business, or do you just bake/decorate for fun?
You can find me at @Saras Classic Cakery on Facebook. I do mostly cakes and sugar cookies, but I’ve also done cake pops, cookie cakes, and hot chocolate bombs. I love working with people to make their occasions perfect.