My name is Wendy Coffey and I am the owner/operator/baker/decorator/web master/bookkeeper/marketer/delivery person
and receptionist of
Coffey Cakes ® llc.
I have been
interested in baking and decorating for over 30 years - at 15 I use
to make bagels at home! Is that crazy or what! When I
was 16 and taking home economics we had an assignment to bake something
that would be entered in the county fair. Everyone in class had to bring
in an entry and I made a raspberry coffee cake braid (coffee cake -
prophetic! tehe). Although
many of the students in my class won blue ribbons in their different
categories, I won a blue ribbon and the purple champion ribbon. I
was very excited about that but certainly didn't see that baking would be
such a huge part of my future.
Needing a part time
job in high school I applied where some acquaintances worked - at a
donut bakery. I didn't seek out a baking/decorating job - it just sort
of happened. Fate. At the donut shop I baked and decorated as well as
cashiered. I worked there for several years.
Still I didn't see how baking was weaving a pattern in my life
As a young mother I
tried to be the perfect home maker and baked pies and cakes, and it was
then, at the age of 20 that I made my first decorated cake. It was a
Raggedy Ann character cake covered with stars. It was fun, but I never
dreamed that it would be any more than a hobby.
Over the years,
although I found myself drawn to baking, I only baked for the holidays or if I saw
something cool in a magazine - for the most part I was busy with working and life.
Fast forward 20 years. My son was getting married and needed a cake. For
some reason my fiancé (now husband) said "you can do that" and, with his support, I did.
At the time I was
planning my own wedding and going to college full time so after I earned my degree in Information
Systems Technology and got married I opened Coffey Cakes®LLC. It was meant
Although I am not teaching at this time I have instructed over 350 students in the Wilton
Method of cake decorating.
blessed with a wonderful, supportive husband Greg. I have one son,
grandchildren, 2 standard poodles and 3 toy poodles and a Siamese mix cat (Crissy passed
November 7, 2013 but I can't bring myself to erase her - and the same
goes for Jack who left us in 2014 ).
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