It all started with a single, glorious cake!
Hi, my name is Kelly Irvin Richtarich. I am married to a wonderful and supportive man named Tony. He is my biggest cheerleader! We have two awesome kiddies named Adrian and Riley. They are amazing, talented and creative little human beings. We have always enjoyed being in the kitchen together and “creating”.
I should mention here that I absolutely LOVE planning parties…the food, the decorations, the beverages, the games, the tablescape, the theme! Oh, how I love a good theme! My daughter and I were grocery shopping one day and picked up a Woman’s Day magazine with a really cool cake on it that we just had to have for her birthday (10 months away!). Problem? I had NO idea how to go about making it. Solution? A dear friend of mine knows how to decorate cakes so I called her and asked her to teach me. I have to tell you it was like a whole new world had been opened up just for me! Frosting, decorating tips, edible spray paint, gels, using crackers and candies to make decorations… the possibilities were endless and I couldn’t have been more excited! Our cake was admired by all the party atendees and was a huge success! Everyone loved it! I didn’t want to cut into it but we did and it tasted as good as it looked!
I was hooked but this was 6 years ago and it didn’t just take off. I made another birthday cake for my son the following month and it became a wonderful creative outlet for me while I was home with my babies. It quickly expanded into cupcakes, then cake pops, cake push up pops, etc. I’m always creating the latest trends in caking and baking! Eventually I was creating more and more and posting my goodies on Facebook. A friend inquired about “ordering” some cupcakes from me and I remember thinking, “Wow, someone wants to pay me for this? Cool!” When she placed her order, I quickly went out and had some business cards made.
Then another friend placed an order and then someone I had never met contacted me about an order for a bridal shower. From then on, the orders were coming in fairly consistently and I decided to, well… GO FOR IT! So through thoughtful prayer and support of family and friends I decided to get my Bakers license and make this whole idea, my business! It’s been an exhilarating roller coaster and I’m continually learning and being challenged every day!
“Cake” just makes people HAPPY! My favorite part of this business is seeing people’s reactions and hearing their wonderful stories. (Please see my testimonials). I am always so honored when someone asks me to create something for their special celebration and I would be thrilled if you would consider me for yours!