Chef Suzette Simpson with Chef Nicholas Lodge, April 2009.

Hello and Welcome!

My name is Suzette Simpson and I welcome you to my site where you can buy gum paste flowers hand made by me in Illinois.

My background is in banking, having worked for First National Bank of Chicago, which is now J. P. Morgan  Chase, for many years.

When the bank downsized, I took the opportunity to follow my dream of baking and enrolled in the Joliet Junior College Culinary program. I subsequently earned my Associates Degree in Applied Science, Culinary Arts.

I attended my first Nicholas Lodge Gum Paste Flowers class in the fall of 2007 and really enjoyed creating flowers out of sugar, or gum paste as it is called.

I hope that you find what you are looking for and I look forward to being of service to you. If you have  any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.