Hi there! My name is Mindy…also known as “Mimi” to my nephew, Ryne…who about 16 years ago gave me that name when he was just learning to talk! I am a married, Mommy of 2 beautiful girls, Lauren and Emma. I started baking way back when with my Easy Bake Oven…burning myself…which is still a common occurrence for me as an adult! Over the past several years, I’ve baked many cakes and goodies for my daughters’ birthdays, and also for friends and family. I’ve realized along the way that I have a real passion for cake decorating. It lets me use (and challenge) my creative side and I truly enjoy it. So in the Summer of 2013, I decided to do what my family and friends have told me for years, and just go for it! Business took off way better than I ever could have imagined. After a lot of thought, I took the plunge and left the banking world after 14 years and went full time with it!
I guess you could say baking kind of runs in the family. My Mom always baked my birthday cakes growing up and even baked unique cakes like giant pencils for the classroom on my teachers’ birthdays (brownie points, anyone??). She bakes TONS of Christmas goodies every year for friends and family. Mom’s love of baking and recipes comes from her Aunt Alice Bird, my great Aunt. She was the sweetest lady I ever knew. She was a very talented cake decorator…winning several competitions at the Iowa State Fair in her day. If you could see her ribbon collection, you’d think she won every single one! The little blue bird you see around Mimi’s is in memory of her. Here is a picture of Aunt Alice decorating one of my doll cakes…which I have now made several of!
I love getting creative and I love a challenge. I treat each and every order with the attention it deserves…as if it was going to be served at my own party! I always strive to create something special and unique for your special day…whether it may be a birthday party, a bridal or baby shower, wedding, whatever the occasion. So if you have a special occasion you are planning, let me help you come up with the perfect cake for you!
The most rewarding part of creating unique cakes, is seeing the excitement on my customer’s faces when they see the finished product! I truly have the best customers!