We launched "Whimsical Cakers & Confetti Makers" with the goal of bringing together creative souls from all over the world and of all backgrounds who aren't afraid to be themselves and take whisks (pun intended)! We want to teach people how channel their creative magical powers and use them to bring positivity and unity back to the table. Our world is a little crazy right now... and we really wanted to create a little corner where anyone can come and be true to who they are and express it in creative ways. It's a place where we create cakes, plan parties, celebrate everyday victories with confetti, and sprinkle kindness wherever we can. It's not just a blog ~ it's a community!
Please share your favorite creative quote:
"You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." ~ Maya Angelou (I was very lucky enough to meet this amazing woman before she passed away and this quote has stuck with since I heard her say it that day to a room full of creative people).
Please share a link to your most creative (or favorite) DIY or craft project blog:
Can you tell us your biggest craft fail?
I once tried to re-purpose a coffee cup by repairing it and turning it into a little holder for cake tools. I was using super glue to fix a crack in it when someone called my name and I turned around for about a minute not realizing my rear end had bumped up against my project. That will forever be known as the day I glued a coffee mug to my butt. We laughed so hard that day and it brought a whole new meaning to "stick with it!"
What is one piece of advice would you give someone wanting to start a blog or creative business:
Have fun! If you are passionate your readers will see that reflected in your work! You shouldn't just be hidden behind a computer. As a blogger you are building your own little nook in the creative world and all those who enter it will appreciate the vibes you are sending out!
Where do you get your creative inspiration?
Without a shadow of a doubt, my friends and my family. They inspire me to be goofy, creative and go after my dreams! They inspire me to be myself!
What are you most excited about for National DIY DAY?
I am excited to show people how edible art is a craft and how closely the cake world and the craft world intertwine! So what I am basically saying is... I can't wait to show people how to play with their food!
In 5 years, what is your goal for you and your blog?
We are just now launching "Whimsical Cakers & Confetti Makers" as a branch of Treehouse Cakes... so 5 years from now I hope that we have brought together a following of creative souls from all over the world and of all backgrounds who aren't afraid to be themselves and take whisks (pun intended)! Our goal is to teach people how channel their creative magical powers and use them to bring positivity and unity back to the table. Our world is a little crazy right now... and we want to create a little corner where people can come and truly be themselves. It's a place where we create cakes, plan parties, celebrate everyday victories with confetti, and sprinkle kindness wherever we can. It's not just a blog ~ it's a community!
Please share with us a fun fact about yourself:
My biological aunt & uncle (who I had not been in contact with for a very long time) saw me on my ever so brief appearance as an assistant on Food Network's show Cake Wars and were able to find my information and contact me through my cake website! Because of this we were able to reconnect after a lifetime of not knowing where each other was and they actually legally adopted me and are now my parents! Had I not followed my heart and the passion for baking that my grandmother had given me when I was younger, I may never have found them! It's like my grandmother led me right to where I was always meant to be, one recipe at a time. I like telling people this story because I feel that it's important to follow your heart and be true to yourself! I had gotten my degree in Journalism and Early Childcare, but after graduating I walked away from it all to make cakes because I couldn't get it out of my head that it was what I was meant to be doing; and it was! Running my own business was crazy at first, and it requires some seriously hard work, but once I committed to it things seemed to start falling into place and ultimately led me to the very best part of my life. So I am very thankful that I was taught to be creative and crafty at a young age, because it worked out pretty well! It's also why I love to teach others how to get creative too!