Age: What was the question again?
Personal: 1 amazing husband, 2 adorable kids, 1 yellow lab named Oakley, 1 psycho kitty named Mr.Nibbles & 1 messy house
Favorite quote: “Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.” - Winston Churchill
Once, a little girl sat in her high chair with a piping bag full of icing, staring down wide-eyed with excitement at a small cupcake. She made the biggest mess, getting icing everywhere on her body and nowhere on that cupcake. That little girl was me. My mother made many beautiful cakes out of our home as I was growing up. In order to complete her orders, as well as watch a toddler, she would include me in many fun activities that usually involved a piping bag. Never realizing I would one day live that passion as my own, I went off to college and graduated from UNCW with a BA in Art. I had many different job titles upon graduation, including graphic designer, art coordinator, restaurant manager, as well as restaurant owner. One thing that remained in my heart, however, was my passion for making those same cakes from my childhood memories. What once was a hobby for me became a business in January 2009, when I officially opened Imaginary Cakes from my home. The business quickly grew and we had began converting our garage to my cake studio by April 2010. As the business boomed, I realized that I needed more space with a more professional atmosphere to meet with brides & grooms. In August 2011, I moved the business to a shop located on Oleander Drive, where we began offering walk-in retail in 2014. In January 2016, I quickly realized that 'go big or go home' was not always the right motto to live by, so I have recently downsized the business and moved my shop across town. We are currently open by appointment only which allows me more free time to focus on what is the absolute most important aspect of my life...my family.
Personal Fun Facts: My favorite holiday is Halloween. My guilty pleasures are chocolate and coffee...but not necessarily in that order. I moved to Grand Cayman when I was 30 years old to find myself. I never did. But I did find a Canadian who asked me to marry him! Living outside the U.S. on an exotic island taught me two things: 1) how to chug a Corona in under a minute and 2) how much the rest of the world hates Americans. Oh, and there really is no place like home. Okay, three things. My 8 year old son tells me everyday, “Mommy, I love you like 100”. I'm not quite sure where he got that from or why he says it, but I think 100 is a pretty special number to be loved by. My 11 year old daughter is my mini-me inside and out. And yes, she's got my attitude. I wouldn't have it any other way. The world needs more of my attitude. :)
I am finally doing what I love and feel blessed that I actually use my degree in my profession every single day. I thank God for allowing me the opportunity to be a part of so many other people's life occasions by creating many special memories and smiles through cake!