Women Who Inspire Me!

I have met some amazing people this year in the cupcake community here in the Pacific Northwest and wanted to give a personal shoutout to a few of them that have really made an impact on my life.

The women below have made a real impact on my life. As I look back on this year, I never in a million years did I think that I would have become a part of a community like this one. And that’s really what it is… a community of strong women who share a love of baking, cupcakes and life.  Ladies, you all have become such treasures in my life… and I am really going to miss all of you.  Thank you for all you are and all you have become in my life.  Your friendships are priceless.

Jessie Oleson – CakeSpy.com

Jessie is an inspiration to what is possible for someone who is truly passionate about their life.  It has been a joy getting to know her and someday, when the Army allows me, I hope to open a shop like she has so I can do what I love too.

Jessica Stanley – Rocket Queen Cupcakes

The Rocket Queen.  Oh yes,  I love this woman.  Jessica… you make me laugh and really there is nothing better than that.  Your cupcakes are amazing… I just wish we lived closer so that we could have become even better friends!

Lisa Waxman-Johnson – New York Cupcakes

Lisa… your shop, well I’m just gonna say it… it’s my favorite.  Out of all the shops I’ve been to, all the cupcakes I’ve tasted, New York Cupcakes is my all time favorite.  I’m pretty sure that 80% of it is because of the AMAZING cupcakes you produce… but the other 20%… well that’s you.  Your shop is my favorite because it’s yours.  You supported me, my blog and Cupcakes Take the Cake from the moment I met you.  I could not have asked for a better cupcake/cake display at the birthday bash… you far exceeded my expectations and really proved to be the best in your business.  Your friendship came at a surprise, I really wasn’t expecting it the day we met… but I am really so happy to have met you.

Carrie Middlemiss – Bella Cupcake Couture

Finally…. Miss Carrie.  Carrie and I met earlier this year in the planning for Cupcake Camp Seattle and as the year went on we saw more and more of each other.  She helped me plan the Cupcakes Take the Cake Birthday Bash… and let me tell you, her wealth of knowledge really helped guide me to plan a spectacular party!  Carrie and I have seen each other socially several times throughout the year, most recently a movie night at her place!  I can honestly say that if I wasn’t moving, I think that you, Carrie, would become a very close friend.  It’s when you aren’t look that people come into your life that are really amazing… and I wasn’t looking when Carrie showed up.  Thank you Carrie for being so amazing!!  I am really looking forward to your visit this summer to Europe and our cupcake adventures!!

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