I was raised in Florida, but have spent half my life in the Bahamas. The islands are my true home and where I feel I belong. We live on a family-island, away from the tourist and crowds. Life is slow and leisurely. I have a terrific husband and 3 great kids. It's sometimes very challenging to find ingredients so I'm a master at subsitutions. Most of my clients are so happy to have someone to make a cake for them that they give me creative license.
My favorite things to cook
I love baking and I love creating something special for people. I especially love doing kids cakes, like cartoon characters and 3D cakes. I like doing wedding cakes, too, although I've only done a few.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I always say "my kids will eat anything that won't eat them first", and that's the truth. They love anything I cook and they love anything their father cooks. My husband is Bahamian so he cooks great seafood and native dishes. He loves my 'southern American' style and I love his 'island style'.
My cooking triumphs
My first wedding cake. 4 tiers, 5 layers. It was huge. I don't think I took a breath for hours while I was assembling it! When it was delivered and set up I stepped back and almost cried!
My cooking tragedies
I had to run to the store and my husband took a cake out of the oven when the timer went off...not realizing that I always set the timer for the lowest amount of time and then test the cake. I knew exactly what time I had to be back to take the cake out so I didn't think to tell him to test it. It was still raw and uncooked in the center!