First post!

First off, if you're reading my blog, THANK YOU! I was hesitant at the idea of including a blog on my webpage at first but I am taking the advice of a very successful caker, Lizzo Marek (Artisan Cake Company), and attempting to post something a couple times a month. I will try my best to be as interesting as possible (maybe even include some of my favorite recipes on here?)

From left to right, starting at the top: Elijah, Brien, me, Jayden, Cazlyn, Joshua, and Jeffrey

From left to right, starting at the top: Elijah, Brien, me, Jayden, Cazlyn, Joshua, and Jeffrey

 

I figured this first blog post would be a great opportunity to let those of you who don't know me learn a little more about me. As you can guess, my name is Lauren! I am 27 years old and I am a completely self taught cake artist. I have a wonderful and supportive husband, Brien, and together we have five kids, ages 3, 5, 6, 11, and 12. We live in a teeny tiny Southern town called Falcon, where I have been fortunate enough to grow up at the majority of my life. After I graduated from Cape Fear High School in 2006 I moved to Greenville, NC in hopes to attend ECU (Go Pirates!) and study English.

 

After a few short years of college I got married and started a family. I briefly lived in New Bern, NC before my family was stationed at Fort Bragg. Unfortunately, I did end up divorcing and moving back to Falcon to be close to my family. This has actually turned out to be a blessing in disguise because shortly after moving back home I channeled all my sadness into productivity and began teaching myself the basics of baking and decorating. I started my business on a whim thanks to my friend, Eugene Fornario, who constantly pushed me to believe in myself and my talents. 

As some of you can probably guess, I did end up meeting an amazing guy, Brien, who is now my husband, and together we live in our little house that smells like cake 24/7, with our five awesome kids. My husband is now learning and intending to eventually take over our OTHER family business, C&C Irrigation and Lighting. 

 

Although Lauren's Cup Of Cake started out as something that was supposed to help me earn extra money on the side, it quickly became more popular and successful than I could have ever dreamed. This business has allowed me to work from home, which was huge for me when I was single mother of three little ones. Thanks to all my wonderful and loyal customers, Lauren's Cup Of Cake has become my full time job and I could never begin to thank everyone enough who has made this possible. 

 

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog! I promise the rest will probably not be as lengthy as this one! 

 

-Lauren