Originally from Columbus, Ohio I always knew that I would want to move back here to raise my family. The journey it took to return with a family is a memorable one!
After graduating from The Ohio State University with a BFA in Glass Blowing I moved to NYC where I began teaching and emerging myself in the glass community. Once I became pregnant with my son I knew I had to find a safer and kid friendly environment. What's better than a bakery?!
This is when I opened Sweet and Shiny in Bushwick Brooklyn. The bakery was the perfect outlet for my creativity. I specialized in 3D sculpted cakes; each cake was like an art project to me, and I loved it!
Once we found out that I was pregnant with our daughter, this was a tremendous change of focus for me. I realized that I was missing my son growing up in his toddler years because I was at the shop day in and day out. I decided to change for my daughter and be more present in both of my childrens' lives.
The big move to Ohio at 7 months pregnant has been the best decision thus far for my family. I am able to be present and share a wholesome life. Since settling down and developing relationships with the community, word got out that I once had a shop. Now is the beginning of another exciting journey of Sweet and Shiny.