meet the designer
Toba M. Garrett
Toba Garrett is one of the country’s foremost artists and educators in the field of cake decorating and design. For 30 years, she has studied and mastered this intricate art. She has won more than a dozen international gold and silver medals as well as countless diplomas and felicitations, including the trophy of Les Commandarie des Cordons Bleus de France, the gold medal from Societè des Chefs, Cuisiniers et Pattissiers de la Province de Quebec and the 14-karat-gold medal-of-honor from Le Societè Culinaire Philanthropique de New York – grand prize for pastry.
She is Dean of Professional Cake Decorating at the Institute of Culinary Education. She has been at the Institute for almost 25 years and her classes are the most diverse and comprehensive in the industry.
She has been featured on “The Today Show”, “Emeril Live”, “Home Matters”, “B-Smith With Style”, “Our Home”, and dozens of radio programs. Her work has appeared in almost every major magazine in the country including, Brides, In-Style, Modern Bride, Gourmet, Woman’s Day, Chocolatier, Pastry Art and Design, Showcase, Sugarcraft, American Cake Decorating and many more.
She is the author of a number of books on cake decorating and her books are a self-teaching guide to the world of cake artistry. Her book on Wedding Cake Art & Design received the Professional Kitchen's award from the International Association of Culinary Professionals.
Some of Toba's press:
240-hour Professional Cake Decorating Program developed and taught by Toba Garrett with Elisa Strauss as guest cake artist.
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Hard cover - 2013