We had the good fortune of connecting with Anita Myles and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Anita, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
For as long as I can remember, my dad always had his own business and he encouraged us to find a trade that would enable us to be self employed. When I found my passion for baking, I really wanted to leave a legacy. I wanted my children to have something I created that would be around when I’m gone. Now I work alongside my daughter who will carry on the business in the future.
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.
My art is creating anything sweet!!! I never received any formal training like pastry or culinary arts just a passion for baking. My work has come a long way. There weren’t any YouTube videos or the plethora of info you can find on the internet now when I first started baking. I only had Wilton cake decorating books! I just never gave up. I’ve always been up for the challenge. My style of work is pretty simple. I of course want the cake to look great but it’s the taste for me.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would not be where I am today without the support of Michelle E. Turner. In 2001, she encouraged me to take a cake decorating class with her. I’ve been baking since that time! I would also like to thank Jeremy Runnels owner of The Body’s Source Massage Therapy for relentlessly guiding and mentoring me with the fundamentals of having a business. I wanted to give up so many times but he was always there to help. Fast forward to today, I would not be able to continue this journey without the love and support of my family and friends. A very special thanks to my right hand WoMan Nesita Myles. I would never do this without you..
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