Diane lives in a small town near Jackson, Michigan and is married with two teenage children. She learned to decorate cakes as a teenager, and began decorating for others beyond family and friends in 1990. In the early 2000’s, she began competing, and at her first ever visit to the Oklahoma Sugar Art Show (dubbed the “Superbowl of Cake Competitions”), she was incredibly honored to be awarded 2nd Runner Up in the Wedding Cake Competition.
Diane’s work has been featured in several publications in the US as well as internationally. Following her dreams, she opened a supply shop (Cake Connection) in Jackson in 2007 with the loving support of her family. In 2008, Diane developed the method and products to create gelatin flowers and bows, and she now travels the country teaching classes, and introducing her products.