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“As I create my edible works of art, I become both a sculptor fashioning from chocolate vibrant garden roses, delicate Limoges boxes, and iridescent seashells, and a painter applying just the right hues and accents to bring my creations to life. Many wonder how something that looks like it belongs in a gallery can taste so delicious.”—Susan Morgan


Elegant Cheese Cakes® owner and pastry chef Susan Morgan has designed wedding cakes, celebration cakes, and other chocolate delicacies since 1988. Heralded as one of the top “25 trendsetters” in Modern Bride (June/July 2005), Susan enjoys a national reputation as a master chocolatière as she pairs her imaginative chocolate artistry with original flavors, quickly evident in her cheesecakes and traditional cakes. She and her hardworking team of artisans do their magic in a commercial kitchen in Half Moon Bay, located near San Francisco. Elegant Cheese Cakes® delivers cakes locally and ships overnight via Federal Express to customers in the continental United States.

Susan’s philosophy is that her creations should be as distinctive as the events at which they debut. She invites potential customers to sample her wares and peruse her extensive portfolio for ideas. However, Susan, a veritable visual artist and sculptor, is just as apt to don a sketching pad and colored pencils and work with her customers to create a completely original design. Susan’s primary goal is to meet her customers’ expectations of a show-stopping dessert, and she is successful. Many of her customers return to Elegant Cheese Cakes® to order cakes for other celebrations because they appreciate her excellent customer service and her willingness to dash off a cake for that last-minute party that simply must feature one of Susan’s signature cakes.

Flavors do not suffer at the expense of custom design. On the contrary. Susan’s years of experience working in the chemistry lab called her kitchen is evident in the variety of flavors incorporated into her desserts. Further, she spares no expense in choosing quality ingredients in her always-made-from-scratch desserts and prides herself on using only pure ingredients in her many flavors of cheesecakes and crusts and traditional desserts. A customer with a discerning sweet tooth can quickly taste the European butter, Belgian chocolate, Madagascan vanilla, extracts, and liqueurs.

Epicureans and just plain dessert-lovers are no strangers to Susan’s chocolate-enveloped masterpieces, as her work has been featured on such television programs as Good Morning America, the Food Network, Oprah’s Wedding Day Show, and Evening Magazine, and in such publications asBon Appétit, Gourmet, Modern Bride, Newsweek, and others. Catalog shoppers will find Elegant Cheese Cakes® featured in exclusive boutique catalogs such as Neiman Marcus and Horchow, SurLaTable , MacKenzie Ltd., and The Guild.

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