A short while ago I decided to fancy-pants up my business and take some professional photos. With the incredible Poly Mendes behind the camera, I knew I was going to get the pictures I imagined. I wanted them to be casual and fun, yet I wanted to make sure people knew my business is just that, my business. I'm not just playing cupcakes on the side for fun.
A special thank you to my friend AJ for styling all my outfits, and as always my mom and Anna for coming with and helping me stay beautiful. I wanted to make sure people know just where to go to get their cupcakes, cakes, and macarons. For everything.
I also wanted to do a little "about me" piece so you all can see where I've come from! I've grown up in Minnesota and we've had a cabin up north ever since I can remember. We are definitely cabin people. We would have birthday parties with our friends, water ski, tube and have bonfires. We still go up as often as possible. I've also been in competitive sports since I was 3. Dance for a few years, gymnastics for 16 years, diving for 5 years, track and field, and softball. Needless to say I love competitive sports, and have learned so much from them.
I am a perfectionist from birth and I could have never imagined how much it would help me. I am meticulous in every aspect of my life and I love it. I love that everything has it's place. And when I learn something new, I don't go half way, I get every option possible and go all out. You should see my yarn and needle collection from when I learned to knit!
After high school I got my associates degree in Radiologic Technology, and have been a CT tech at the University of Minnesota ever since. I went back to college in 2008 and received my bachelor's degree in Biology. I also applied for Physician's Assistant school and didn't quite make the cut. Turns out, no problem. Life took me in a completely different direction.
I met my husband in 2005 at work and we started dating in 2008. We had our beautiful daughter Caleigh in November of 2011. I always imagined being a career mom, but that wasn't the case for me at all. I wanted to be home with her as much as possible. I tried starting my business in 2011, but after having Caleigh, it just wasn't good timing. But this year is perfect! Everything is coming together, and I'm loving it. I have been making delicious treats for so many people, and I always love the look on their face when they taste their treats.
This year I have been doing the Minnetonka Farmers' Market and I love being able to reach so many people by staying in one place. I've had many return customers and they all tell their friends which I love, of course. Spread the word, Amy's Cupcake Shoppe is here to stay! My dream is to open my own storefront in the Minnetonka, Hopkins, or Excelsior area. I will be at the Excelsior Christkindlsmarkt this year and I'm so excited about it! Christmas time is one of my favorites. Families and friends all getting together just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.
My business is growing and I couldn't be happier! So without further adieu here are my photos. I love them and I hope you do too. The face of Amy's Cupcake Shoppe. Thanks so much for all of your support!