About the project
It all began when I brought in cupcakes to work for some of my favorite co-workers. It was a Friday.
They were thrilled, and I jokingly said, “It’s CUPCAKE Friday!”
Kyle or Mike C. (can’t remember who exactly), said every Friday should be a Cupcake Friday. I laughed and said unless they were going to give me money to buy baking supplies, I’d be in the poorhouse real quick.
A donation for cupcake supplies? Sure, why not?
And so the idea was born.
I’ve been baking since I was old enough to help my Grandma Betty in the kitchen. At her elbow, I learned the art of cookie baking. I’m the great granddaughter of Emma North, a woman who made wonderful pies and knew myriad different ways to use dough scraps to make mini treats. She taught my mom, Linda, the art of not wasting anythingâ€”every drop of batter has its purpose. Baking is in my blood and I’m good at it.
Cupcake Friday Project is my springboard into opening a bakery. It’s my test kitchen for recipes, it’s a way to take risks on a small scale and learn from my triumphs and mistakes. It’s my version of a nano-bakery.