We’ve been seeing and tasting your delicious treats for some time now! You’ve vending at many Punk Black events that we’ve held in Atlanta. What made you get into baking?
I used to bake for fun in high school and then stopped to focus on fashion in college. I used to brag about it to my partner at the time and she ended up challenging me to bake for her. That brought my love for baking back and I was stuck after that.
How long is it if a process with cupcakes vs. cakes?
I’m a bit of a perfectionist, so both cupcakes and cakes take a good bit of thought and planning before starting. Of course cakes take much longer though, especially due to the design and details needed.
If you could pick your top 3 treat designs, which would they be?
I recently thought about this! I have made a ton of cakes over the years so this is hard! But I must admit my top three include a realistic, semi-bloody heart cake, the Harry Potter platter which had 5 parts that were all cake, and definitely the Going Merry ship cake I made for myself last year. I’m obsessed with One Piece so it had to be made. Oh! I have to add another, I made and decorated a wickedly beautiful black heart, goth cake, complete with black skulls and bloody eyes!
Would you like to open your own shop?
It has always been a dream of mine to own a bakery. It is definitely a goal to have a place where everyone can come to enjoy sweets, breads, coffee and chocolates. I really want to create that environment and teach classes.
What is your go to genre of music when baking?
I listen to almost everything when baking and decorating. I always start with rock though. It keeps my momentum up, especially when I bake and decorate at night.
Are you inspired by any big time bakers?
Absolutely. I love the YouTube channel called Chocolate Cacao, which shows amazing chocolate yummies.
I also love Cal The Baker (cal_thebaker) and GiGi (batterandblossomcakery) on Instagram. Both of these ladies make gorgeous desserts!
Besides cookies, cupcakes, and cakes. What other kind of treats do you like dabble in?
I dabble in a few treats: macarons, brownies and pies, biscotti and meringue, a few breads, etc. A big one is chocolate! I’m diving into custom chocolate bars and bon bons this year so look out for the new line!