From the most decadent chocolate and freshest seasonal fruits to the touch of edible gold leaf, every aspect of your cake and desserts is thoughtfully planned and selected by me. As my chief taste tester, my husband will resoundingly confirm that all of my recipes are made from scratch and must pass rigorous evaluation.
You will see and taste the difference.

Lovingly made from scratch

Whether you're set on serving your favorite date night dessert, including long-standing family favorites, or want to try something totally new, I'm ready to electrify your taste buds and add sweet memories to your special celebration. And ... don't be surprised if your guests line up for seconds (or maybe even thirds!!).

What sweet treats
are you craving?

I believe in creating cakes and desserts that ignite your senses and leave you wanting more. 

Handcrafted sugar &
Wafer Paper flowers:

 I delight in fresh florals, but they are not suitable for use on cakes. So many popular flowers are toxic, in addition, to worries about pesticides, wilting, bugs, and more. After careful consideration, I've decided to only use my own handcrafted sugar and wafer paper flowers and leaves.   
Can you tell this sunflower is hand-crafted and not a fresh flower?!!!

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Walking into your reception and seeing your cake for the first time is a thrilling moment.

Take a look at 5 steps to get us there ...

taking you from idea to jaw-dropping

is my jam!



Illustrating YOUR STYLE in edible art looks like magic. In practice, it's about creatively blending colors, building shapes and textures, selecting edible materials and flourishes, and adjusting proportion and scale - every detail specifically selected to TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY.




Balancing taste, flavor, and texture is both art and science.  Whether you choose items from my menus or request that I develop recipes to match YOUR FAVORITE FLAVORS, you can rely on my pastry chef training, technical know-how and flair to bring SMILES OF DELIGHT in every bite.

Flavor =




You might call me obsessive; I call myself PASSIONATE - devouring cookbooks and cake blogs, scouring farmers markets and the internet, and endlessly studying and practicing new techniques. 

I'm ready to bring you the latest TRENDS and FINEST ARTISTRY.

Research &   Innovation


 I am your SOLE CONTACT from your initial inquiry through delivery and set-up of your cake and desserts - and look forward to staying in touch after your special day!

Every question answered, any concern addressed, all details planned.


Personalized Service




I'll carefully build a sound structure so your cake will stand TALL, PROUD, and STRONG. I also provide printed cutting guides with each delivery so your catering team can skillfully serve your cake to your guests.

As a certified food safety manager, I adhere to strict guidelines for food safety throughout every step of production and delivery. 

Engineering &         Food Safety


Behind the scenes 

Show-stopping sugar flower arrangements, geometric shapes, metallics, and other intricate details

50 guests - from $750.00
100 guests - from $1500.00 150 guests - from $2250.00


Hand-painted, piped or modeled details and textures, handcrafted flower accents

50 guests - from $490.00
100 guests - from $975.00
150 guests - from $1460.00


Smooth or simply textured buttercream finishes with minimal added details

50 guests - from $400.00
100 guests - from $800.00
150 guests - from $1200.00


To transform your dreams into edible art, I offer a wide variety of options including number, sizes, and shapes of tiers, decorative finishes, sugar flowers, flavors and textures. Your choices will determine your final cake pricing and will be outlined on a formal quote.
To help with budgeting, here are some initial cake pricing estimatesyou might expect:

Pricing Estimates

The price estimates above are based on a generous 1" x 2" serving in your choice of flavors and are exclusive of applicable sales tax (8.05%) and delivery fees. Sales tax and delivery/set-up will be itemized on your cake quote.

Additionally, please note:
Artful Sweets does not supply or rent cake stands, serving pieces or cake toppers. I'm happy to assist in your selections and share my list of retail and rental suppliers.
A 25% non-refundable, non-transferable retainer is required to reserve your date on my production schedule. The balance due is spread across 3 equal payments of 25% each with the final payment due two weeks prior to your celebration.

Delivery within North Scottsdale is free of charge. Delivery to all other areas in the Valley is based on distance from my North Scottsdale kitchen. I do not deliver to Sedona, Flagstaff, or other areas outside of Metropolitan Phoenix. Delivery fees will be itemized on my price quote.

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to inspire you...




"Artful Sweets took our vague ideas and made magic. She produced some beautiful sketches, an extra flavor for us to try at our tasting, and made the entire process flawless.

The cake was beyond amazing.”


What people are saying



"The cake was delicious!

All the guests loved the mini desserts! ”



"Susan definitely exceeded my expectations.

She is super talented and was able to
create my seemingly impossible
vision to a reality!”




Let's put your dreams into action and create a spectacular celebration cake and/or desserts.

For more details and to answer your questions, please contact me.

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