Where It All Began
As a young child my mother was always the “classroom mom” throughout my time in grade school. She organized classroom parties and events, as well as provided baked goods for them. Everyone was always so ecstatic for everything she made–and I too wanted to become a part of that excitement.
From a young age I took an interest in baking. I started assisting my mom when she prepared for classroom events. As I grew older, I began discovering more and more recipes, baking tips and hacks, and idea that I constantly was inspired by. During my time in high school I started baking for my presentations. Seeing such a positive reaction from my peers an idea sparked––I would make cupcakes on a regular basis, and try selling them to my peers and teachers.
Although I was nervous to try this idea out, the first attempt was a huge success, and I sold out before the end of the day. Each week about twice a week of my senior year, I would bake a batch of cupcakes, cookies, or brownies and sell them. I loved seeing peoples’ reactions when they ate something as simple as a cupcake or a cookie, which was when I realized that I wanted to turn my passion for baking into a career–so I could continue sharing something so special with those around me.
Since then I have had numerous cupcake orders for parties and wedding showers, and have enjoyed creating every single one! I am a current junior at Flagler College, working on my strategic communications degree, along with minors in business administration, advertising, and fine arts. I will use the knowledge I obtain towards the success of a cupcake/coffee storefront!