Ursula Argyropoulos was born in Germany and she apprenticed with her uncle, who was a Konditormeister (Master Pastry Chef). Early in her career, she worked in hotels and restaurants in
Philadelphia, New Jersey and surrounding areas. Later she moved to Boston to become a full-time Chef/Instructor at
, Brookline, MA in Pastry Arts, where she specialized in Classical European Desserts and Pastries as well as sugar and chocolate showpieces.
As of the summer of 2010, she has been teaching at Le Cordon Bleu in the Baking and Pastry Program.
In 1997, Ursula pooled her experience and talents and opened Art of the Cake in Boston, where she specialized in Wedding and Special Occasion cakes featuring custom-made sugar
Ursula has worked as a stagičere in Paris, as well as in Germany at various cafes and restaurants. During the last 20 years she spent many
summers traveling to Paris and other parts of Europe to work or to do research in her field and to stay up-to-date with current trends. She has completed numerous courses at the
International School of Confectionery Arts
in Gaithersburg, MD and Orlando, FL with Ewald Notter. She has continually taken courses in chocolate, pastries, candies, sugar flowers and cake decorating and has worked with Colette
Peters and Ron Ben-Israel in New York. She spent time in England, where she attended seminars with Alan Dunn, Tombi Peck, Linda Pawsey and other world-renowned
She has participated in Boston Food Shows since 1985 and has been active in the food community as a member of the
U.S. Pastry Alliance
, the Professional Pastry Guild of New England, the Culinary Guild of New England, the
International Cake Exploration Societče
, and as a participant in a variety of benefits, including Edible Art as well as several community education projects.
In May 1997, Ursula received the Saccone Award as "Best Educator" from
Les Dames d'Escoffier
, and she regularly teaches classes in her art. She has won awards for her work in sugar flowers and cake decorating and has received much recognition by being featured in newspapers and
magazines including the Baltimore Sun, the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, Stuff at Night, the Improper Bostonian and Boston Magazine's Elegant Wedding.
Currently Ursula is an instructor at
Le Cordon Bleu in
Boston, MA and teaches her craft in the Boston and Philadelphia areas.