At Imperial Tea Court, Berkeley, circa 2010. Picture taken by her sister, Karen. Here, Debbie is proudly wearing her Western Culinary hoodie.

At Imperial Tea Court, Berkeley, circa 2010. Picture taken by her sister, Karen. Here, Debbie is proudly wearing her Western Culinary hoodie.

About

Baking cakes and cookies started out as a hobby for Debbie.  For many years, her family members were her guinea pigs, surprising them with decorated cakes and freshly baked cookies.  She also made desserts for work potlucks and friends and family get-togethers.  One year she started packaging cookies to give away as gifts for birthdays and Christmas.  Debbie was (and continues to be) ecstatic with the expressions of joy and bliss when friends and family receive a box of cookies or a slice of a beautifully decorated and divine tasting custom celebration cake – a goal achieved indeed.

Friends, bosses, acquaintances, their friends, and their friends, and their friends... began to inquire about catering to their cravings, wants, and needs - the early beginnings of Cookie Crush circa 2000.

Upon realizing her true passion, Debbie left her job of 10 years to attend Western Culinary Institute in 2007. She graduated with honors and received an Associates of Occupational Studies Degree in Le Cordon Bleu Patisserie and Baking.

Cookie Crush and Sweet on Desserts are merely monikers for Debbie.  If you know her by any of these names, then you're familiar with her work and has had the opportunity to indulge in her baked creations.

Debbie is now embarking on a new adventure - as a Pampered Chef Consultant. She was a consultant back in 2014 but she didn't pursue it at the time because she was still making cakes for friends, past clientele, and family. This time around she is adamant in enjoying all the perks that Pampered Chef has to offer.