The idea for SunshineBakes came after my first son was born and I was stressing out about going back to work. As a trained pastry chef who ended up working in the corporate world I dreaded going back to the beyond long work week, commute and leaving my new baby. I was determined…what can I do?? I had been doing wedding cakes and specialty cookies while I held my full time job so with a suggestion from a friend I thought why not make baking my full time job? HELLO…beyond perfect!! And so SunshineBakes was created…the perfect outlet for my passion/obsession with baking all while making my own schedule to include time with my other obsession my kiddos (and there’s a good husband fitting in there too ;) who puts up with the crazy cookie chick). Since opening SunshineBakes 9 years ago a whole world has opened up for me…opportunities for creative expression, independence as a mom and business owner, new friends and lots of learning; trying to grow/maintain a business and at the same time be a present mom/wife. It has been an amazing journey that I truly feel so happy and grateful to be able to experience. Now back to creating beautiful cookies, driving to baseball, taekwondo, Lego class (it goes on and on lol!) or cleaning up mess/dishes in either of those arenas :) THANK YOU, thank you, thank you for your support of my shop and cookie/family dreams!!