HI, IT'S NICE TO MEET YOU!
I'm Ryan and I am a first and foremost a follower of Christ, a wife, a girl mom, and a maker of cakes.
My husband, Rob, is a veteran of the Navy, and is currently in seminary, preparing to become a pastor. We have three little girls: Charlotte, Lily-James, and Owen. There is nothing I love more than being a wife and mom.
But cake comes in a close second.
I grew up loving to bake; our annual Christmas cookie baking day was my favorite day of the year. After graduating high school I attended a normal university and then decided to go to pastry school. It's been ten years since I attended and graduated from L'Academie de Cuisine in Washington D.C., which was one of the top pastry schools in North America at the time. It's one of my fondest memories, somewhere I made lifelong friends, and learned the craft of French pastry arts. I fell in love with laminated doughs, French macarons, and cake. We had the privilege to be taught how to use fondant and make sugar flowers from the queen of cake, Colette Peters.
I've worked at Sugar Bakers Cakes in Maryland, Marcello’s Chophouse, Cake Fetish, ABC Cake Shop, and helped to open and run Smallcakes here in Albuquerque.
I absolutely love cake, from the perfect crumb to the yummiest buttercream; I'm always learning new techniques to use, and I find inspiration everywhere and love to apply it to my designs.
I'm also a Sugar Angel with Icing Smiles, which provides gifted birthday cakes for children and their siblings who are ill in the hospital. It's a wonderful organization and I love being able to provide some happiness to the children!
Nothing brings me more joy than getting to know who I’m making cakes for--Honey & Salt is not just another bakery: I hope we become friends and that I get to make you and your family cakes for years to come.
Soli deo gloria