In 2009, I, with my cupcake-obsessed daughter, Sam, signed up for cake decorating classes at our local arts and crafts store. Week by week, I began to fall in love with the art of piping and decorating and realized that this would be more than a hobby (Sam, on the other hand, preferred to taste-test). Once I learned the basic skills, I realized I had to master them, as I have always been my own fiercest competition. I began practicing at home, creating cupcake recipes for my three children, the official taste-testers and posting these creations on my own personal social media outlets. It wasn’t long before my friends and family started placing orders and challenging me with extravagant requests, none of which I would ever turn down.
In 2011, I shared my new-found passion with the South Florida community and began selling my cupcakes at several farmers’ markets. Soon thereafter, I began to sell to local supermarkets and bakeries all the while creating designs for birthdays, weddings, baby showers, baptisms, engagements, and corporate meetings. Life was sweet, but I wanted to expand my business further. In 2013, I taught myself to create elaborate, tiered cakes, trendy cake pops, and decorated sugar cookies, offering more than cupcakes to my customers but rather a world of yummy. Today, Cupcake World works to bring smiles to our customers always guided by our three favorite mottos, “There is no such thing as too much glitter,” “Fondant is a ‘fonDON’T,’” and “Always eat dessert first.” Cupcake World has evolved into a beautiful bakery in Coral Gables, Florida and continues to sweeten the days of Miami’s local community; I couldn’t be more proud.