Sometimes I just want to pinch myself. How did I get so lucky? I’m not trying to be boastful. Really I am just in awe of this journey that I am on in the cake world. What an amazing 2 years.

mandy shower cake sneak peak

This may sound funny but I look at my career in cake more like the day I fell completely in love with cake. This journey has been one of my greatest loves in my life. It really consumes me. The best part about this journey is that it is still only the beginning. I’m 2 years in and I’m laying down the foundation.

It felt like yesterday I was faced with the decision — do I follow my heart – quit my job – deplete my savings – and invest in my dream?

Looking back it didn’t take me long to make up my mind. What did I have to lose?

This past week I created the biggest cake I have ever done by myself. I spent 2 days decorating alone. I may be biased but it looked stunning.

mandy cake

I can honestly say I was in love with it every minute. I sometimes feel a bit crazy. For instance it was 3:00 am Saturday Morning and I was waking up my fiancé to help me tuck the cake snuggly in the fridge for a few hours of rest. Exhausted – of course! But over the moon happy.

mandy cake 2

Happy to do what I love everyday.

Having the drive to chase after my dreams everyday.

Knowing there is no one in my way beside me.

Thank you to all my amazing mentors, chef instructors, teachers, family, and friends for giving me the tools to succeed. I am beyond grateful and hopeful with my future in this beautiful world of cake