Welcome to my website!
I put this "About Me" page off as long as I could, because, well ... it's weird. You see, by nature, I'm a fairly private person. I always have been. A private person who was drawn to the arts. So, people that know me have seen me on a multitude of stages, and seen me post on social media about things I've made for years, which may make it seem like I'm super outgoing, but the truth is I've always respected and enjoyed the boundary of that "4th wall" that separates performance from personal life. Posting about myself feels strange to me, but I guess I understand that sometimes people want to see the face or know the person behind the products they buy. So for you, I'll be a little uncomfortable. :)
I don't really consider myself a Baker, I consider myself an Artist. I was that kid in my room studying the Sunday Funnies trying to draw all my favorite cartoon characters. I'd practice Ziggy, Garfield, Snoopy and Woodstock over and over, until I thought they were good enough to hang on my bedroom door. I continued to take art classes, and dance classes all through school. In college, I discovered that I could sing and act a little, and spent some time doing that. I loved all of it!!
Adulthood moved me away from those activities - they're fun, but frivolous, I thought. It wasn't until my 30's that I decided to return to my childhood interest, and once I dipped my toe back in to that art pond, the love for it came flooding back! I had an Etsy Shop for several years where I sold hand painted gifts, and I taught myself to use Ink Scape to custom design note cards and invitations. I've also painted wall murals, custom corn hole boards, dabbled in interior decorating, and upcycled furniture.
As artists tend to do, though, I'm always looking for new creative ideas and outlets. I've watched baking shows and followed cake artists online for years, always thinking to myself, "I bet I could do that." So, April of 2021, I decided to make my first ever cake to take to a family get together. It didn't go exactly as planned, decoration wise, but it still got good reviews, so, just like that kid in her room practicing cartoon characters, I went home and began to practice. Any birthday, holiday or excuse I could find, here comes a cake! Then I absolutely fell in love with the amazing cupcake flowers I was seeing online. Oh, Wow! I want to make these! So I did, over and over again.
Thus, Kerry Cakes was born.
I am truly loving this work and have been so amazed and grateful at the support and encouragement I've received so far.
My journey is just beginning. There's still plenty of room to grow, and
I'm looking forward to it!
Thank You so Much!