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Herbst Marketing has launched a new website for Gateau Distinctive Cakes. The new website includes an extensive photo gallery of Pastry Chef Lora Gookin’s stunning and memorable custom wedding cakes, groom cakes and special occasion cakes. It is also designed to be mobile-friendly, so that all content automatically resizes and to be easily viewed on smartphone screens and other mobile devices.

The website also incorporates an online appointment scheduler, which makes it easier and more efficient for Lora to schedule cake tasting appointments via her website.

Online Appointment Scheduling

Online Appointment Scheduling

The Fascinating Transition from Civil Engineer to Pastry Chef

Prior to starting her wedding and special occasion cake business, Lora worked as a civil engineer for 10 years, designing storm sewer systems and residential subdivisions, among other things.

So how did Lora make the leap from civil engineer to pastry chef?

“I wanted to make a special cake for my daughter’s birthday, and my mother gave me a cake decorating book to inspire and guide me.”

“For me, baking cakes was like designing and building edible structures. Soon, cake baking became a passionate hobby of mine, and in 2008 I enrolled in the Pastry School at the Cordon Bleu School of Culinary Arts in Scottsdale, Arizona, where I learned from some of the top pastry chefs in the industry,” Lora says.

“I believe that cake is so much more than a mixture of flour, butter, eggs and sugar. It is the marriage of high quality ingredients, the science of baking, thoughtful design and artistic execution. Cake is love.

Cake is a much anticipated guest at a party, second only to the guest(s) of honor. It is an extension of a celebration, it is one of the gifts. Cake completes the party. It is the WOW moment when mouths open and gasps are heard. Then I know my job is well done.”

If you are looking for a special cake to celebrate a wedding, an engagement, a birthday, an anniversary, a graduation or other special occasion, take a look at Lora’s photo galleries and Wedding Wire reviews at http://1gateau.com/gallery. I can personally attest that Lora’s cakes are not only beautiful, but delicious as well.