After baking her sons third birthday cake, friends and family began asking Patty, then an elementary school teacher, to bake for their special occasions. With no formal training, but fueled by passion, her hobby quickly became a full-time business. In 2011, Patty opened her bakery, Not Just Cakes, in Miami, Florida.
In Recipes from a Teachers Oven, she offers a variety of her best bakery recipes which include cakes, cupcakes, cookies, desserts, dessert shots, and frostings and fillings. There are detailed instructions for preparing everything from red velvet cake, to coconut cake, cheesecake, caramel apples, brownies, scones, flan, and more. Patty also includes a comprehensive guide to preparing your kitchen with the proper supplies and ingredients so youre ready to bake.