Gloria Olson is a cake designer that came by her trade purely through chance. Gloria has degrees in choral education and vocal performance and was choral director at Valley High School in West Des Moines for several years and recently a voice instructor at Drake University. As a teacher with summers off she decided to try something new and took up cakes. When someone asked her to do a wedding cake she decided to give it a shot. The rest, as they say, is history.
Gloria found that her cakes referred themselves and after researching wedding cake options she wanted to learn to do the much more complicated and custom design work. As an educator, life-long learning becomes a mantra and Gloria has studied with Marina Sousa in California, Mike McCarey in Seattle, Earlene Moore in Lubbock, Texas, Collette Peters and Scott Clark Woolley in New York, and Nicholas Lodge in Atlanta, GA. She has taken classes at the French Culinary Institute in New York and the French Pastry School in Chicago and likes to stay at the forefront of cake trends and techniques. Everyone knows something unique and she is all about learning from the best!!!!
Her cakes have been featured in American Cake Decorating, Better Homes and Gardens Scrapbooking, Better Homes and Gardens, The International Cake Exploration Magazine, Mailbox News, The Chicago Sun Times, The Des Moines Register, the Des Moines Business Record, Honolulu Advertiser, The Californian, Clarion-Ledger, Reno Gazette Journal, USA Today, KCCI 8, WHOTV 13, WOI 5.
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