ABOUT SHELLY (Mother)
Shelly grew up with a close-nit family that all loved cooking and baking. Learning to bake from her mother and Grand-mother who would actually have her and her siblings hunt and gather for fresh blackberries in Oregon while visiting and then showed them how to make fresh jam and pies from them. In raising her 3 daughters (Sabrina, Sarah and Lily), she always taught them how to bake. Making cookies and pies during holidays was always a fun family event.
Shelly’s background includes owning a house cleaning business, being a personal and executive assistant to several top CEO’s in the area working in Marketing and Sales as well as working for her Church for several years. This experience has given her the tools she needs to successfully run a business on her own.
When Shelly’s middle child, Sarah, was 14, she home-schooled her and as a part of her home-schooling education they both took several cake decorating classes at the local Michael’s and she fell in love with decorating. She started making cakes for all of her friends and acquaintances who would just rave about them. Eventually people wanted to hire her to make their special occasion cakes and so a business was born! Doing this out of her home under the Florida Cottage Food Laws, when the shop in Safety Harbor came up for sale, it was the perfect opportunity to expand her business and finally live her dream of being a cupcake/bakery owner and she quit her full-time job and dove in!
In addition to baking and cake decorating, Shelly has also assisted many friends and other companies with full catering and wedding planning. She enjoys helping and anything in the area of culinary arts and party and wedding design.
Shelly has continued her education in the baking arts by taking specific classes in the area and out of state to further her abilities and education in decorating.