The Westfield Memorial Library will show you how to decorate cakes like a professional on Wednesday, September 30 at 7 p.m. The Library is located at 550 East Broad Street.

Chef Suzanne Zimmer Lowery will demonstrate basic cake decorating skills. She will spin her turntable to fill and frost a cake, as well as teach how to color butter cream icing and use the proper techniques for handling a pastry bag to create various simple as well as lavish borders. Her final, edible work will be festooned with roses and leaves.

Following her training at The New School for Social Research’s New York Restaurant School, Suzanne began working as a pastry chef at several establishments including Keens Chophouse, one of New York City’s oldest restaurants. She currently teaches culinary arts at several local cooking studios.

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Adults and teenagers 16 and older are welcome to attend the program.

The program is free and open to Westfield Memorial Library and MURAL cardholders. (MURAL cardholders belong to the 43 libraries that are part of the Middlesex Union Reciprocal Agreement Libraries. Visit and click on the “About Us” tab to see if your library participates.) To register for the program, visit the library’s website at, click on the Online Calendar, or call 908-789-4090 option 0.

Founded in 1879, the Westfield Memorial Library—the community’s destination for discovery and ideas—engages minds, entertains spirits and facilitates lifelong learning for people of all ages. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 1:00 to 5:00 pm on Sunday.

For more information call 908.789.4090, visit the library’s website at, and sign up for the monthly e-newsletter “Library Loop,” or stop by the library at 550 East Broad Street for a copy of the award-winning quarterly newsletter “Take Note.”