About Rosemary Galpin, Sugar Artist
Owner of Memory Makers Cakes
My road to confectionery art was a long one, with lots of twists and turns. I worked with many mediums before discovering sugar. Fabric was my passion through my teens and twenties. Craft shows held my interest in my thirties. Wood, paint, and glass helped fulfill my artistic need during my forties.
In 2008, shortly before my fiftieth birthday, a friend suggested that we take a Wilton course. I always enjoyed baking so I signed up for the class. My friend lost interest after course one, but I was hooked! I took all the Wilton classes offered and craved more!
Near the end of the last course the instructor told our class about the Oklahoma State Sugar Arts Show. He suggested that we all convoy to Tulsa to “check out the talent” and we agreed. When I told my husband about the road trip, he said why not enter a cake? I ended up doing two. I won first place for my tiered wedding cake, second for my seasonal and best of division in the adult advanced category. I was further blessed when Maria McBride chose my wedding cake for Brides Magazine's 75th Anniversary Edition in Feb 2009!
A short time later I met Martha and Becky of Sweet Southern Ladies. Their encouragement helped me decide that 50 is not too old to start a new career and Memory Makers Cakes was born. My wonderful husband of 26 years helped make my dream a reality by building my commercial kitchen. (And he makes all my butter cream too!)
My work has been featured in Brides Magazine, Modern Wedding Cakes and Chocolates, American Cake Decorators Magazine, Cake Central Magazine, Mail Box News Magazine, Hill Country Sun Magazine and The Smithville Times.
Specializing in fondant and gum paste work, I provide high end wedding, grooms, corporate and large event cakes. My philosophy is to provide my clients with wonderful memories of their special day, one cake at a time.
I am an active member of the International Cake Exploration Society (ICES)