Our Story

At seven years old, I convinced my mom to register us for a cake decorating class.  You can imagine what my clown looked like at that age, and it was a skill that was put to bed temporarily.  As I grew older, I refined my decorating skills and rediscovered my interest in baking.  I baked a cake for a friend’s bridal shower, and the surprise and joy she expressed when she saw and bit into the cake was exciting!  Ever since then, I have sought out opportunities to bake sweet treats for friends and family. I was baking for birthday parties, showers, outdoor cookouts, ladies’ nights out, etc.

Then when our son was born, I took time out from Corporate America to stay home with him. I am not what I would consider a “granola mom,” but I do believe strongly in feeding him organic, unprocessed foods. I made his baby food from scratch, which was primarily vegetables and grains. He was eight months old before he ever had a fruit, and then it was pear mixed with spinach and kale. As his birthday drew closer, I began to stress about his smash cake. I didn’t know how his body would process bleached flour and fat, and I certainly didn’t want to deal with the sugar rush and ensuing crash. Yet, I also wasn’t willing to accept serving a mediocre cake to our party guests. After all, I had become known for my stuffed cupcakes!  That is when the idea for Little Z’s Cakery was born – a bake shop that specializes in kids’ birthday cakes. 

My hope is that every customer will experience that same joy my friend did all those years ago!

Hugs,

Little Z’s Mama, Owner & Cake Artist