Thank you for checking out my weblog...I am Patrice, owner and chef at PATRICE'S CAKES AND CONFECTIONS. I'm a retired California state auditor and former mortgage lending guru. In addition, I served this great nation as a Naval Supply officer, many, many years ago. And. . . I've always LOVED to bake and cook. Look for more info as I carve out time (yes, only 24 hours in a day, I know..) to share a) how I got started, b) food goofs and successes along the way, and c) the occasional recipe or baking tip. Thanks for checking in!