Welcome to Cottage Cakes & Confections! My name is Deborah Schmidt!


In 1981, at eighteen years of age, I took my first cake decorating class with my Mom. Many life events have taken place since then. I can tell you my passions simply and quickly! God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; my family; and my love and passion of baking and designing cakes! My favorites to design are wedding cakes!













I was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia! I hit the big "50" and moved to Arizona for four years for the heat and sunshine, but joyfully, I moved to Shreveport, Louisiana in May, 2017 to be with my youngest son's family! 

Thanks be to God that Louisiana has a Cottage Food Law, which enabled me to continue my love for baking without having to be in a commercial brick and mortar location (as I had in Atlanta). Thus, the opening of Cottage Cakes & Confections! After three years in Shreveport, ten years in the business, and decorating for almost 30 years, I have decided to retire and TEACH! I will be teaching Beginner to Advanced Cake decorating, How to start a Cottage Food Law Bakery in Louisiana, and Small Business Organization. I will also teach feature classes for small projects for all ages.