I want to give you a little snippet of my story and how I have gotten to this point.
I’ve always had a love for cooking and baking. It wasn’t until I had kids and needed to make birthday cakes that it came into full swing.
I started with boxed cakes. And to this day I have to say there is absolutely nothing wrong with a boxed cake, they are delicious! The funny part about me making boxed cakes for birthday parties and such was that I would always get compliments on my cake! I would laugh and say “its just from a box?!”
What I’ve come to realize is baking, for me, is more than just ingredients. It’s a way of bringing friends and family together, and I can honestly say…It’s made from the HEART.
About 3 years ago is when I decided to start making things from scratch. I enjoyed finding fun recipes to follow, I’m a nut about following a recipe down to the last ingredient, my husband can attest to this! Having people compliment all my baked goods makes my heart so happy! I started getting asked to make cakes and goodies for other friends and families birthdays, even their kids birthdays. I decided I wanted to start coming up with my own recipes. My first was of course Chocolate Chip Cookies. (they were a hit!)
Now here I am, moved all the way to Tennessee and I hear about a fair in town. Something in me decides to enter my grandma’s Apple Pie recipe into the Wilson County fair. My first baking contest ever! Annnnnnnnnnnnd……I WIN! First place and my first blue ribbon. I was shocked and ecstatic! Three weeks later I enter my Orange Cupcakes into the Tennessee State fair…..They win first! Another blue ribbon. I decide to try one more time for my grandma’s Apple Pie into the 2-Crust Apple Pie contest at the State fair as well. There were close to 40 entries and mine made top 6!
This is why I say why me? All I know is I have a huge passion for baking, I bake from the heart and have now become completely obsessed with contests! So there it is folks, a bit of my story. Stay tuned for individual posts about my winning contests, more details as well as pics and also for upcoming contests and new recipes!