Kathleen Lange has been decorating and teaching confectionery arts since 1980, specializing in the English over-piping foreign technique known as the “Lambeth Method.” She enrolled in her first Wilton Cake Decorating Class at the age of 15 and sold her first wedding cake at the age of 16. She then become the youngest Wilton instructor at the time that same year and is now a member of the Wilton Method Teacher’s Hall of Fame, as well as The President Club and Imperial Club – Wilton’s highest career achievement award – in recognition of her 21 years of teaching between six to eight thousand students.
During Kathleen’s career she has taught and given demonstrations for Wilton Instructor meetings, The Art Institute of California in Sacramento, Oklahoma Sugar Art Academy, Adult Schools, business owners, bakery personnel, several San Diego women’s clubs, Girl Scouts, cake clubs and shows across the United States. She has been featured in the San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper, American Cake Decorating Magazine, ICES (International Cake Exploration Societe) publications, San Diego Channel 10 News, San Diego Channel 8 News, and on San Diego Radio Station with Jack White. Kathleen was also honored to be a guest and participant on a few “Get Crafty” info- commercial segments for a local craft and floral supply store.
Throughout the years, Kathleen has developed her own recipes and techniques, owned and operated her own bakery, cake & candy supply store, and taught cake decorating and confectionery classes for Grossmont Adult School District. In 2006, she founded Confectionary Chalet, specializing in cake and confectionery classes.
Today Kathleen continues to share her love for confectionery arts, traveling as a guest instructor, demonstrator, and judge for cake shows, clubs and culinary art schools, throughout the country and currently at work on a series of instructional DVDs.
Kathleen is an active member of the following clubs: ICES (International Cake Exploration Societe), 3 C’s (California Cake Club), San Diego Cake Club, Washington State Sugar Artist and Eastside Sweet Creators, WA. She lives in both San Diego, California and Sandpoint, Idaho.