We had the good fortune of connecting with Janet Clark and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Janet, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I had skills and a product that was in demand, but I was also raising two little girls. I had limited windows of free time and couldn’t work traditional bakery hours. Making custom cakes from home was the the best way for me to meet the needs of my customers, grow and learn as a decorator, and earn income.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I truly believe cake decorating is an art and that I get to be an artist with each order. Like most art forms, cake decorators have preferred mediums and a “style” of their own. I’ve learned through trial and experience to embrace your talents and skills. When a customer tells you they trust you to be creative, that is a huge compliment and a chance to do what you love. I also love it when my customers show me cake pictures they love and ask me to create my own version- these are the cakes that challenge me and keep my skills fresh and exciting! I feel so fulfilled when my customers are delighted by their finished cake.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I do this all the time and try to tailor each tour to my guest. But if it was me, a perfectly touristy and quirky day in Denver starts with a trip to Red Rocks Amphitheater for the museum and views, a Coors Brewery tour with fresh samples, and a fun ending at Casa Bonita for dinner. My favorite mountain family getaway is Manitou Springs- there are so many fun things to do there!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Mothers of Preschoolers, Inc (MOPS), is an organization that I found so much encouragement and friendship in. As a new parent, I realized how much I was missing community. I was able to gain all that, and so much more. I was so fortunate to discover a group who would cheer me on and make me a better human.
Meg Kay Fink Photography (headshot only)