As we begin learning more about my cakes, as well as neat ideas for weddings, I thought it might be a good idea to let you know a little bit about myself. I grew up in a wedding family. I remember helping my grandmother, the coordinator, fasten skirts to tables and set out punch cups at the age of 5 or 6. My first job was assisting her. In high school I helped my mother at her kitchen as she prepared her batter for her brides big day that weekend. Everyone asked if I would one day join the wedding industry. My answer was always a firm, "No!" I went to college at Texas Christian University and majored in Political Science with a minor in English. I loved it! I love all things political, so if you want a good debate, call me. My dream was to venture out in the non-profit world upon graduation. During my senior year I met a guy. He was just a guy, until we fell in love! After a short engagement we married in July 2005, shortly after graduation. I also got my first job, doing what I had dreamed of doing. I was the Director of Development for one of Fort Worth's fantastic non-profit organizations. I loved what I did. Two years later we were blessed with our first son, the type A, loud, "all-boy". That is when the first visions of a cake business started rolling into my head. I loved my job. But, I wanted to be with my son more. I also loved weddings...and making cakes! A few things rolled into place and next thing we knew, my husband and I were both leaving our jobs and we were packing a u-haul to move to Austin. And so it began! We started very small, with a gmail account and a few brides that needed a last minute wedding cakes, and some business cards. As more brides found out about me, we grew and grew some more. Since we have chosen to run our business debt free, sometimes growth can take some time. 3 years later we were blessed again, with my red-headed, quiet, but very snuggly, son! Raising two children and growing a business is certainly an adventure! But, it's a fun one! Here we are, 4 years after the "big move!" My business has been blessed! My family has been blessed! We have built relationships with many vendors, and many more brides! We have started networking more and have recently joined the Bridal Extravaganza family! At the beginning of this blog you see a photo of my husband, Kevin, and myself. Without his help ( he's everything from dish washer to dowel rod cutter to show set up man) I couldn't have done any of this. I'm excited to start this blog and share some fun wedding ideas and a little bit about my edible creations and myself, the person behind the cake! I hope you enjoy!
Kayla grew up in the wedding industry and has grown to love all things wedding. Please enjoy reading her thoughts and experiences as she continues to walk in family tradition.