Hi, I’m Lisa Richard Jones, baker/designer for Celebration Sweets. I have always loved to bake…my daddy taught me how when I was just a little girl. I come from a large family, so when I was growing up, there was ALWAYS something sweet cooking in the kitchen! Daddy balanced it all out by growing the largest home vegetable garden ever. Cakes, pies, candies, and fresh tomatoes…boy, those were the days! As I raised my sons, I tried to share many of those good times with them, too. In our own home, there was always something sweet, cooking in my kitchen. Now, these are some of my best days. My grandchildren look forward to visiting with Maw-Maw, baking cookies and picking vegetables…and running around, doing the chicken dance!
By training, I’m actually a chemical engineer. I spent many years working in the chemical industry, mostly in research laboratories. I always baked my sons’ birthday cakes when they were growing up, and now I’m baking custom decorated cakes for the grandchildren! My hobbies include baking, sewing, Zumba® dancing, and gardening. (Pretty creative, huh?) I wasn’t really utilizing my creative skills while working in the chemical industry. So, after retiring a few years ago, I’ve found myself right at home in a new laboratory, my own kitchen! I’m always looking to enhance my cake decorating skills, so from time to time, you can expect to see posts about my latest course, or new recipes. Most of my clients give me free reign to design, often just suggesting a color scheme or theme. My favorite customers are those who just say ‘Do what you like!’
I understand that people want to celebrate in unique and creative ways. I only accept a few custom orders a month, because I want to help my clients to make their celebration into the talk of the town! I prefer to take my time, baking fresh, designing and decorating, and making each cake fabulous! Of course, the most important thing is the delectable taste, and I create dream cakes that are as individual as my clients are. Your next celebration deserves some attention from Celebration Sweets!