The Sweet-side of the Sass!

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Hey guys, this is my very first ever blog post EEEKKK! I’m bursting with excitement! I’ve always wanted to have a stronger connection with our cake lovers and wanted to be more present online. But with always being in the kitchen, caking of course, and everything else that comes along with running a small business, sitting down to write a blog seemed out of reach.

But here I am, typing away on 11AM on a Monday! So, let’s take it back to where it all started. I’ve always LOVED baking. I remember almost every weekend as a little kiddo we would make funfetti box cake, brownies, cookies- you name it. It was a love of mine for as long as I can remember. My cousin, Lacie, has a memory of asking me what I wanted to be when I grew up… my answer was “I want to be a baker at the Publix bakery” heheh, but hey, I at least knew I had a passion for baking. (also, peep the cutest photo ever of my and my little sister from way back when!)


Fast forward to when I about to turn 16. It was my GOAL to have a stand kitchen aid mixer.  I asked both of my grandmothers for a Kitchen aid that year, and apparently they didn’t communicate on gift giving, so for my 16th birthday… I got 2! If you can only IMAGINE my excitement!!!

I baked everyday. Anything and everything. I would watch the food network after school, take notes, write down recipes. I would get inspiration online for flavors and I would even create cake menus and business models. I was committed. From that point on, my answer to the question “what do you want to be when you grow up”, was I WANT TO OWN A BAKERY. My senior year of high school i started a Facebook business JazzyCakes, all my friends and family would order cakes for their birthdays. I had little business cards printed up and everything.

Off to college I went, FGCU. GO EAGLES! I was Hospitality major & my junior year they required an internship in a food establishment. Searching though the lists of companies offering a position I saw SassyCakes. ARE YOU KIDDING?! I emailed immediately, and not so patiently waited for a response. I was soon anxious and excited and it seemed like a dream come true to even work in a real bakery setting. I’m telling you guys i thought it couldn’t get any better than that! (boy was a silly) As it is probably obvious, yes I get hired for the intern position- I learned so much, I was in my element, I literally though i had the best job ever.

About 2 months in, the owner expressed to me she was going to be selling the bakery. I think I cried the whole way home. My boyfriend at the time, now my husband, Geoff, (who is clearly the brains) said, isn’t your dream to OWN a bakery? hello? Why couldn’t see fate knocking on my door!

So, with the help and support of amazing loving hubby & the rest of our families, we bought SassyCakes on January 1st, 2014. 16 short days after my 21st birthday I might add… and the rest is history! Bringing us today, I get to live my dream. PINCH ME!! My goal is to cake the world a better place, one Sassy Cake at a time 🙂

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Jazmine Cuccuini

Jazmine Cuccuini

the Owner & head pastry chef of SassyCakes bakery! Driven with a passion for all things cake, business & so much more!

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