We had the good fortune of connecting with Samantha Duff and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Samantha, what’s the most important lesson your business/career has taught you?
That money isn’t everything! Sure it’s nice to have and is a necessity for every day living but it’s not everything. The smiles I get when a child sees their birthday cake or the screams of excitement when a bride sees her wedding cake is so much more rewarding!
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Well I’m a home baker. I’ve always had a passion for baking but never really pictured myself making anything big from it. I absolutely love what I do and being able to offer my services at a reasonable price. I go into every order trying to give my customer what they want without breaking their bank account. If they have a low budget, I will always work to find something that will fit them and their needs. 
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Sadly I don’t get out much. God has blessed me with more work than I can handle on most weekends lol so I keep a VERY strict schedule for myself. If I do find time to get out, I always find myself at the zoo. I am obsessed with elephants so I can literally sit there and watch them all day! Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Oh wow so many to choose from. First and foremost, my husband and son. They support me 100% and have to listen to all my good and bad days. To two very special ladies that helped shape me from the very beginning of my decorating career. Ms. Melissa (Missy) Dommert and Ms. Amelia Rodriguez. Missy was my decorating teacher who taught me how to make my very first buttercream rose. Ms. Amelia was the first one to give me a chance at decorating a cake and realizing my talent. Lastly, every single one of my customers who like, share and refer me to others every weekend.

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