Dedicated to my Sissy who taught me everything about baking…
and how to be a true Southern Belle
Southern Belle’s Cakery was formed in 2010. However, to better understand the roots of SBCakery, we have to start the story way back to when I was a little girl.
I grew up in Mobile, Alabama and just like any other southern girl: cooking and baking in someone’s kitchen. Luckily for me, I learned to cook and bake in my Sissy’s kitchen ( my great grandmother). We formed an amazing and close relationship, one that I cherish and one that not too many get to have with their great grandmother.
My Sissy is what we call a true “Southern Belle”. She loved to cook and everything revolved around “what we goin’ cook, Suga”, as she would say. She was full of life, always making everyone laugh and always making her way around the kitchen to bake something up! Sissy taught me so much at an early age about school, life, relationships, and most of all my way around the kitchen. Southern Belle’s Cakery formed out of that precious bond and love for cooking that I shared with my Sissy.
Though Sissy is no longer with us, I feel her warmth, love, and presence every day. No matter what cake I am baking, the whole house always smells of one of her cakes and I cannot help to reminisce and smile. Her memory keeps my passion alive and I know if she were here she would love this journey I am on and by keeping her Sissy Cake memory alive! So I am baking in the memory of my Sissy, and that’s where Southern Belle’s Cakery comes from.
I now live in Palm Beach, Florida with my wonderful husband and our two beautiful daughters. My love for my family and friends are very important to me, without their support, I would have never found my talent for baking and turning it into a business. Though I would still be baking, which would be fine in keeping my husband happy, as Sissy taught me that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and I do believe that is how I got my husband… But I would have never discovered my full potential, and that’s where family and friends come in.
Years back, my Momma introduced me to this show called “Ace of Cakes”. She kept telling me that what they did on that show was something I could do. I didn’t pay much attention to the show in that way, but found myself always watching and excited to find out what crazy cake they were going to make next. So, I give thanks to my Momma, for that introduction!
The support that has been given to me by my friends and family has truly made my passion and dream become a reality. I have been influenced by so many people around me and even more so by the women in my family. I am very fortunate to be surrounded by strong and independent women who have taught me that if you truly want something it will happen for you, with hard work, dedication and never forgetting your dreams. With that being said, I have to thank my Mother for opening my eyes to something that has always been right in front of me. My mother-in-law, for being such a Strong and Influential woman to me and for believing in me! And to my Sissy, I feel somehow because of her this venture dropped into my lap and said “this is what you were meant to do”. I feel as though Sissy has shed her light over all of this. Sissy is the one who inspired and continues to inspire SBCakery today.