Courtney Rich is a baker and cake maker whose culinary masterpieces have garnered her 180,000 Instagram followers under the cakebycourtney account. The success of her account, as well as her blog of the same name, has landed her on television shows like Good Morning Lala Land and KTLA 5 News.
“I didn’t bake my first cake from scratch until I was 26, when my son turned one. It looked like a big brown mound with sprinkles and a candle – honestly, a train-wreck, but it tasted delicious and I was hooked! Over the last nine years, I’ve taught myself the dos and don’ts of baking cakes through a lot of trial and error. Now, I want to share the simple basics that look impressive, but are easy to master. My goal is to inspire you to give baking from scratch a try. I’m all about, if I can do it, you can too!
I hold a bachelor of arts degree from Brigham Young University in broadcast journalism, not food science. The broadcasting degree has come in handy, however. After 13 years as a focus group moderator for a major television consulting firm, I’m able to bring my experiences full circle as I share my baking passion on local television and in food conferences all over the country. I’m also the mother of two amazing kids, am married to my best friend, and teach cake classes at Orson Gygi Culinary Arts Center, in Salt Lake City.”