The Artist

Karen Peterson, Owner/Creator of Confections by Karen


Karen Peterson of Confections by Karen creates gourmet flavors which appear in her donuts, cupcakes, decorated sugar cookies, & cakes.  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 been a passion of mine since my early 20's. I graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Law Enforcement in 2005.  While I didn't end up working in my degree field, I did become a substitute teacher in 2018. I love substitute teaching 3rd graders & below or in FACS classrooms. In June of 2022 I started helping out in the office at our Blooming Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce and in January 2023 I was hired as the Executive Director for this part-time role. 

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 in your community. 

Owatonna Live Interview: https://fb.watch/gm_4m8HiAy/


Homemade and always with Love

Confections by Karen is a registered cottage food producer located in Blooming Prairie, MN.  Be sure to check out my galleries to see the many cakes, cupcakes and other sweet treats I have created over the years.

All items are homemade and not subject to state inspection. My kitchen is not peanut free. Allergens: wheat, milk, eggs, soy, sesame, & nuts. 

Shipping is unavailable under MN cottage food law regulations.