Today we’d like to introduce you to Laura Thomas.
Hi Laura, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
Long before I began baking and decorating cookies, I was a singer and a dancer. I performed in the theme parks as well as on cruise ships. Once I had my children, I became a stay-at-home mom, which brought me to cookies. At first, I began baking and decorating as something fun to do once the kids were in bed. I quickly realized that I not only loved it, but designing and creating cookies was fulfilling an artistic need that had been left wanting ever since I left my life as a performer. So I began taking orders for friends and soon took the leap into creating this small business. I chose the name as a nod to my most treasured performing experiences: getting to run away with the circus! I worked as an aerialist, vocalist and ringmaster. I loved the creativity it inspired within me that I’ve found once again in cookie decorating!
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I would say that the greatest challenge so far has been learning how to manage my time so that this business I’ve created for myself isn’t constantly impacting my life as a wife and mother. Luckily my husband and kids have been very supportive on the weeks where I’ve stretched myself way too thin. There have been quite a few times in which I was definitely burning the candle at both ends and burning the midnight oil with it!
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I absolutely love when a client gives me creative freedom. It gives me the opportunity to bring out small nuances of the event or person I’m creating them for. It thrills me when I hear, “Oh look! She added _____!”
What matters most to you?
The most important thing to me is that the receiver of each order feels cherished. From the moment I start designing until the cookies are packaged and delivered, my focus is to create a beautiful, delicious and happy moment in a person’s day, all in the form of a cookie!
- Email: KinkersCookies@gmail.com
- Instagram: @thekinkerscookieco
- Facebook: Facebook.com/TheKinkersCookieCo/
Photos of me taken by RLBphotos.com