All my life I was the one in my family who “got” math and science. While everyone else inherited the “artistic” and “creative” genes, I was stuck with the “art appreciation” gene. So, off to a long and rewarding career in the US Air Force I went, followed by a short stint in the private security industry. Eventually, I turned my sights to something I knew could touch everyone’s lives in a positive way…cooking. Little did I know the path to culinary arts certification would introduce me to the world of sugar arts.
I was SO excited to discover I had a muse. Sugar inspired me to create in a way I never thought would be possible for me. It made me feel so good, I wanted to share that joy with as many people as I could reach. As with all creative endeavors, much of my time now is spent “doodling.” Trying to come up with fun, easy-to-do designs often takes me on a journey to completely unanticipated masterpieces.
Sugar Doodles is all about getting you to your masterpiece and having fun along the way.
So go ahead. Play with your food. Heck, play with someone else’s food. And find the masterpiece behind YOUR smile!
Jessie Bostick is a retired US Air Force veteran and former private security analyst. She received her American Culinary Federation certifications as a Culinarian and Pastry Culinarian through Lake Washington Technical College in Kirkland, Washington in 2010. She is a member of the International Cake Exploration Societe′ and St Louis Metropolitan Area Sugar Arts Guild.
Jennifer Morimoto is a retired professional firefighter who studied art at the prestigious Pratt Institute in New York City. Experienced in many traditional art forms, she brought her creative muse to the world of sugar in 2011 & has excelled...to no one's surprise. Three-time "Best in Show" winner of the City of Belleville Gingerbread Contest, she's also known throughout the St Louis area for her wafer paper & gumpaste creations. She is currently a member of the St Louis Metropolitan Area Sugar Arts Guild.
Emma Allison discovered sugar art in 2014 & is already working towards becoming a full-fledged Doodle instructor. At the ripe old age of 16, she currently assists with classes & helps prepare for the many events in which we are involved. She hopes to bring her serious—yet goofy—style to our world.