Meet Susan

About Artful Sweets

Welcome! I'm so glad you found me. I look forward to learning all about your celebration, wishes, dreams, and how I can help make your special day spectacular.

All of us have a happy place - mine is in the kitchen. I'm that person who reads cookbooks in bed as if they were novels, hunts for farmers markets wherever I go, is insatiably curious about trends and new techniques, and thrills to the sight of licked clean dessert plates. Passion is contagious - I can't wait to share mine with you!!

current loves...

+ Thai mango and sticky rice
+ vacations in Mexico
+ binging crime dramas
+ cuddle time

about my journey


Traded in my briefcase and high heels - goodbye corporate America


Followed my true passion -
spent the year studying pastry. Graduated with honors from L'Academie de Cuisine in Gaithersburg, MD


Rave reviews for my restaurant dessert and pastry creations in Washington, DC


Moved to Scottsdale, AZ with my husband, Mark,  and our furry companion, Jessie.


Opened Artful Sweets spreading my creative wings and focusing on client's dreams and sweet desires


Awarded the Couples Choice Award by Wedding Wire and One of the Top 10 Wedding Cake Bakers in Mesa by Wedding Rule

So, whether you adore lace and flowers, modern clean lines, or showing off your unique out of the box style, Artful Sweets hasthe experience, skills, and creativity to make your cake stunning and memorable. AND it’s not just about the looks, Artful Sweets cakes and desserts are made from scratch using premium ingredients, thoroughly
tested recipes, and expertly executed techniques, so don’t be surprised if
your guests lick their plates clean and ask for more.

I believe your
special cake should
be all about you...

your individual style, favorite flavors, theme, and dreams.

Love notes

"Our guests absolutely loved the unique flavors. Susan went above and beyond to ensure our cake was exactly what we had in mind. She provided us with multiple hand drawn sketches that truly brought our vision to life."

- Jacqueline M..

"Susan is so incredibly talented. She made our wedding extra special with a cake to remember."

Let's start designing your cake!