For the love of cupcakes

My first meeting with Dr. Pittaway as my independent study advisor was like a spring thunderstorm: I waited forever for it to come and prepared as much as I possibly could, but when it hit, it knocked me off my feet. In our initial meeting Dr. Pittaway discussed deliverables with me (and I spent the…

For the love of cupcakes

Somewhere between buttercream icing and blissful dreams I realized I had no idea how to get a business off the ground. I continued with classes, work and small orders for a month or so and I made the decision to keep up with orders as long as they were in demand. The orders began to…

For the love of cupcakes

I tore into the package, and when I saw the gorgeous red fabric staring back at me, neatly folded in the box, I knew I could never give up on my cupcakes. It was a week after my birthday, and I had been anxiously waiting for this package from my boyfriend. It was my very…

For the love of cupcakes

It was after 5 p.m. when I traipsed through the front door. My body longed to sink into the couch, and normally, I wouldn’t be opposed but I promised my aunt three dozen cupcakes by 7 p.m. Now, if you’ve ever baked that many cupcakes from scratch you’ve already done the math and you know…

For the love of cupcakes

Cupcakes haven’t always been my passion; I have $40,000 in student loans to prove it. In May, I will graduate from Ohio University with honors, a degree in journalism, specializations in African American Studies, English, and art and a certificate in entrepreneurship. I graduated high school with an associate’s degree in arts and after graduation…

22 years old and finally a Bobcat

As I have come to learn over the past four years, not everyone has the typical college experience. During my junior year at Kent State I had what some would call, as humiliating as it is to admit, a complete breakdown. Due to multiple issues including a bad breakup, a complete lack of motivation for…