I have been baking since I was 6 years old. I started with helping my maternal grandmother in the kitchen prepare for huge family celebrations and occasions. It was her theory that it was better always to have food left over than to run out of food.
I baked and decorated my first cake alone at age 9. I have recipes that have been passed from generation to generation. I also have recipes that were created specifically to meet the needs of others. I continue to build on that list with every event.
One of our most popular items, the HeartHealthy Oatmeal cookie, was designed for a good friend's husband. After his first heart attack it was recommended he eat oatmeal daily. He couldn't stand it. I created a breakfast cookie that uses whole oats, steel cut oats, cranberries for antioxidants, walnuts for omega 3 oils and coconut for good fat. Finally, I stripped out all but a half cup of refined sugar. The rest is yummy history!
Many of our cake pop and candy pretzel flavors also were born from challenges or suggestions. The chocolate dipped strawberry cake pop and cranberry walnut white chocolate pretzel are among the most popular. Both were creative challenges from customers.
It's why we call it a Dessert and Dining Design Firm! I love a creative and innovative challenge. Looking for something to WOW a loved one or customer?
Call me to dream something up!
Jordan and Jonathan, my assistants and taste testers!
“Quality Ingredients is simply the best, because they simply use the best ingredients in their creations. The attention to detail makes for a dessert that is attractive as it is delicious. BTW, the best red velvet cake pops ever come from Quality Ingredients." - Cyndi L., Oak Park, IL.
Erricka is AMAZING & her food is AWESOME! Thank you for making our event so great with the delicious food and gorgeous presentation! Our guest bragged all night and I gave away ALL your cards!! Thank you so much!!!
Bank Of England Mortgage
April 14, 2019
Quality Ingredients is AMAZING!! I have an event planning business and we frequently use Quality Ingredients for all of our sweet buffet and baked good needs. I also use Quality Ingredients for personal indulgence. The cake pops are the best I've EVER tasted and there is always a fun new flavor to try. My children LOVE them as well! The brownies are a must have! The presentation is always fun and flawless whether I am using it for business or pleasure. You WILL NOT be disappointed! - Brandi N., K & B Event Design
My fiancé, Stephen, and I hired Erricka to do our cake and dessert table for our wedding reception. To say we were pleased is a huge understatement. Erricka went above and beyond, not only making incredible desserts (cake pops, chocolate covered strawberries, and mini cupcakes of assorted flavors) that the guests loved but also creating a table that aligned with our color themes and stood out in the room. She was extremely professional and easy to work with. I highly recommend her for weddings and parties. You will not be disappointed.