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!












How can I be of service to you?!! What will your next special occasion be marked with? I make "sweet dreams" come true!


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 enables 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!

Cakes have come a LONG WAY baby! I love both the unusual and the traditional styles of cake decorating! I love sculpting figures, sugar paste flowers, fondant art, sculpting cakes, tiering cakes, and continuing my education on new techniques that are trending!! Nothing is too quirky, too cute or too extravagant. I work with all mediums of pure delicious buttercream, royal icing, fondant, gum paste and pastillage, isomalt, and chocolate!