When I was a little girl I fell in love with desserts. So beautiful but also so comforting. Baking these rich yet delicate treats couldn’t be replaced with art classes, swim lessons or an easy bake oven. I had to have the real thing. My mom put me on the stool so I could reach the counter tops and taught me the essentials to baking. Soon after my cake class graduation from Michael’s Craft Store in the 3rd grade, I attempted to open my own cake business in our neighborhood. I always said I wanted to be a baker when I grew up. I think my parents thought it was a phase.
In my adult life, I have considered going to pastry school many times. My sister (super smarty pants) recommended that I try to incorporate baking into my every day life before dropping big bucks on a career that may end up being a hobby. In 2007, cupcakes were already exploding on both coasts so I decided to bring my own home baked quality and appreciation for elegance to Vail, Colorado. I was able to vend batter cupcakes at few farmer’s markets and people were actually paying money for them! They loved them. I was booking birthday parties and weddings right out of the gate. Ten years later, still not a phase.
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