The Artist

Karen Peterson, Owner/Creator of Gourmet Treats


Karen Peterson of Confections by Karen creates gourmet flavors which appear in her cupcakes, decorated sugar cookies, cakes and French Macarons.  I also love making lefse which occupies most of November & December each year. 

One of my favorite mottos is “Do What You Love” which for me means being able to take pride in creating custom orders into edible pieces of art which my clients will love. All recipes are made from scratch and with love.

Baking has always been a passion of mine but it wasn't my first love.  I graduated with a Bachelors in Law Enforcement but experienced some set backs.  Set backs though make us stronger.  I started baking cakes for friends and family in my early 20's and have continued to learn new techniques.

When not baking you can find me volunteering in my community where I am the Coordinator and founder of our Blooming Prairie Backpack Program.  Food insecurity is real and ever present in our communities.  Always find ways to give back and do more.