My love for baking started when I was just a little girl. In my free time, I always wanted to bake and create fun desserts. Not to mention, I was always just so fascinated with the different baking shows on television. While in high school, I got my first job working at a cupcake kiosk in the nearby mall. This initial job really confirmed my enthusiasm for baking. A couple of years later, I took a new job at Market Basket in their bakery department. After a short amount of time working in the bakery department, I was given the opportunity to utilize my creativity and was decorating cakes. This is when I truly realized my passion for baking was real and knew it was definitely the career path I wanted to pursue in my future. Thereafter, I decided to take the next step in achieving my ultimate goal of making my own cakes and attended Southern New Hampshire University where I earned my Associates Degree in Pastry Arts. After graduating, I began an internship at Tripoli Bakery doing pastry production. While working as an intern, I was offered and assumed a full time position in their bakery including decorating cakes. On the side, I also made and sold my own custom cakes. As the clientele for my personal cakes grew, I decided to fully pursue my dream of running my own cake business. Today, I am proud to say that opening my own cake business called “Cakes by Alexa Marie” has been achieved and nothing makes me happier than sharing my passion for baking with others.