About Me

My loves: family, reading, baking, art & design, singing and viewing the Lord’s splendor in each of life’s moments and nature’s beauty.

Just a farm girl from (very) rural West Central Minnesota, currently living in the city of Madison (pop. 1,514) with the nearest Walmart about 30 miles away. ¬†Now married with children (4), my hubs and I moved our family back to small town living after our “Tour of the Midwest” (meeting & marrying in Fargo, ND then moving to Sioux Falls, SD….then Rochester, MN…onto West Salem, WI…and after leaving home 12 years ago, I am back living were I grew up….in the very same house that used to be located on my parents’ and grandparents’ farm near Nassau, MN. My mom and my grandma taught me how to bake at young age and now I make my grandma’s sweet smelling banana bread in her kitchen ūüôā ¬†The tantalizing aroma bursting from the oven sends me in a swirl of memories of standing beside her as she showed me how she makes buns, Norwegian lefse, and the best PB & J on WHITE bread with a spread of real butter beneath the PB layer and strawberry Smuckers. Heaven.on.earth.

My parents often entertained and my mom throws THE BEST birthday parties! ¬†She is extremely creative, classy, and trendy. My all time favorite cake she made me for a birthday was a Care Bear Cake! Yes, I am a child of the 80’s!! My mom’s incredible talent and gift for seeing simple things and creating something beautiful has been something I have always admired.¬†¬†‚ô•

My beautiful mom and me on my first birthday | 1982

My beautiful mom and me on my first birthday | 1982

My 2nd Birthday | Care Bear Cake | 1982

My 2nd Birthday | Care Bear Cake | 1982

Wonder Woman Cake | 1985

Wonder Woman Cake | 1985

My 5th Birthday | 1986

My 5th Birthday | 1986

Now, I teach my 8 year old daughter, Isabel, to bake and create here while my 3 boys, ranging from 4¬†years old to 9¬†months, raucously crash into each other, fake burp, jump off furniture….challenge my sanity. daily.

Isabel's pastel art 2012

 

This is just a peak at my background. Check out my full BIO here to read more about how I got started in the cake business and see more family pics!

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‚ô• Alicia