My true love for baking began at the tender age of 44. Seriously! Who said ,
“you’re never too old to chase your dreams”? I had spent my entire career in
the medical field until one day, a co-worker asked if I had any interest in
helping her decorate a cake. Then, I was officially bitten by the baking bug!
For several years, after that first bake, I started baking and decorating cakes
for family and friends at home (in the late evening hours, after working a full
9-5 day). Hence, the name, Moonlight Cakes! So, there I was, working a
full-time job, a full-time mom, and a part-time baker… my plate was full!
Word began to spread and before I knew it, Moonlight Cakes went from a fun
creative hobby to a full-time job. I was torn… my heart was in cakes, but my
comfort was in job security. I hung on to both careers as long as I could. In
2015 I finally made that “leap of faith” and cut ties with my medical career. I
was terrified but excited for the future of Moonlight Cakes. It’s not every day
someone drastically changes career paths at my age, but I knew it was what I
had to do.
With some help from my oldest daughter, Whitney, we officially opened our first
“store-front” shop! And in a blink of an eye, the years flew by, and now with a
handful of awards under our belt, a TV spot on the Cooking Channel, we are now
anchored in Bedford, Texas at a full brick and mortar shop. I am blessed with
an incredible staff which includes my husband, Stephen, of 40 years and middle
daughter, Holly. We truly are a family-owned business!
Community is everything to us! Raised in Hurst, Texas, I couldn't be more
thrilled and honored to have Moonlight Cakes in the sister city of Bedford! Our
customers are what keep us afloat. Bringing joy and new business offerings to
our community is truly a dream come true.
We now offer Nationwide shipping for our award-winning cake in a jars, cookies,
and cake pops.
Now here I am today, a mother of 3, grandmother of 3 and trying to navigate a growing
business in my hometown. The only thing sweeter than that is a Moonlight Cake