We had the good fortune of connecting with Jessica Lockhart and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jessica, what principle do you value most?
Acceptance, accepting what you can control and what you can’t. Knowing that there are going to good days and high moments and then there are things out of my control that I have to accept and adapt to. With the start of Ms JessiCakes I had to accept the fact that I had to leave my job in physical therapy when covid took the spotlight in order to keep my family safe and healthy. After 5 months of nothing I knew I could control my next step, and there came cakes.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am the owner/ cake baker at Ms JessiCakes. Ms JessiCakes came about after I was at a low point in life. I thought I was taking a short leave from my career of 13 years in physical therapy. After 5 months I was feeling lost, granted I had mom and wife duties but nothing for me. it was my daughters birthday so I made her a cake and found a passion for cakes! I started making my neighbors a weekly cake until finally they were caked out. They suggested I try selling them. I figured what the heck, I have nothing to lose! I then went on to get my cottage food license for the state of CO so I could sell them from my kitchen. Ms JessiCakes is busy thanks to all the wonderful people who want one of my creations!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would take them to our cabin in Fairplay. My family are huge hikers, campers and anything outdoors. We like to grill out and make our own delicious foods. We are home bodies and always have been.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
To all the amazing ladies, moms, dads, and grandparents that have supported me along with. Whether by requesting a cake, referring me to friends or family, or encouraging words.
Image Credit: Kim Wnuk Morgan