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Toba Garrett

Toba Garrett is a Chef Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.Dean, Professional Cake Decorating Program

Toba Garrett is a nationally recognized, award-winning cake decorator. Though she originally pursued a career on the stage, she has been working as a cake artist for over 30 years now. Garrett studied at Fordham University, Long Island University and Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, and has taught classes at The New School and French Culinary Institute. She has also written several cookbooks, including The Well-Decorated Cake, Professional Cake Decorating, Master Class, Creative Cookies and most recently, Wedding Cake Art and Design.

In 1990, Garrett opened her own cake business and began teaching at ICE in 1993. Garrett's work has appeared on national TV and in countless magazines, and in 2010, Garrett was named one of the Ten Best Cake Artists in the U.S. by Dessert Professional. In 2011, her book Wedding Cake Art and Design received the IACP Cookbook Award for Professional Kitchens. 

Garrett has been a central figure in ICE's Pastry and Baking Arts program since her arrival in 1993 and is the mastermind behind the curriculum for ICE's Techniques and Art of Professional Cake Decorating program. When asked to describe her culinary voice, Garrett says, “Working in the food industry is creative and fulfilling, as long as you have a real passion for what you do.”

Read more about Chef Toba

Recipe: Almond Paste French Vanilla Buttercream Cake
An Interview with Chef Toba Garrett

Chef Toba Garrett's Latest Cookbook: Wedding Cake Art and Design

Classes with Chef Toba

Cookbooks by Toba Garrett

 

Pastry and Cake Decorated Toba Garrett cookbook Master Class      Pastry and Cake Decorated Toba Garrett cookbook      Pastry and Cake Decorated Toba Garrett cookbook Wedding Cake Art and Design

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