We had the good fortune of connecting with Blanca Barajas and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Blanca, do you have any habits that you feel contribute to your effectiveness?
I’ve always considered myself a very determined individual. I like to challenge myself as I believe there is an opportunity to learn something new everyday. If I’m not challenging myself to be greater and smarter then I can’t grow as a person and develop my skills further. Even through my failures, I don’t give up, I don’t stop. I keep moving forward and take my defeats and use them to fuel the fire I have inside me.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’d like to think that my work is different in its own way because I put my heart in every cake I create. I don’t replicate any cakes of mine. Each cake I create is unique and custom in its own way for my clients. I like to customize the perfect cake specific to my clients needs. I try spending some time with my clients to get a better understanding what they are needing in a cake. I design a cake specifically for the person, its not just a person looking for a cake. Professionally it definitely has not been a breeze to get to where I’m at today. When I first decided to make that jump into opening my business it was very scary to say the least. Honestly, I didn’t have much confidence in my work at that time when I first started professionally. I didn’t think that anyone would even want to try or order any of my cake creations. I pushed forward and let my work speak for itself and to my surprise at that time I learned I’m pretty good at what I do. I’ve also faced some adversity within my business as well being a Mexican American based bakery. I’ve had many individuals look past my capabilities purely based on my name and my business name. I’m a very proud Mexican American/Chicana and I do not shy from the fact that my creations are inspired by my families heritage. I don’t let any of those difficulties affect my overall outlook of my capabilities and my success. When I experience such despise, I use that negativity to my benefit and I manifest my own future in a more positive manner. My story is honest, I’m just a hard working gal trying to make it professionally through my cake art.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Definitely, if you’re a fellow vegan I would have to recommend the Spiral Diner & Bakery in Fort Worth. Also, if you’re looking for some good drinks or just a good place to hang you have to check out The Bearded Lady in Fort Worth as well. And if you really want to change it up and try something different within the art realm. Go check out my good friends and also local badass artists Ashlee aka Crashlee Ink at Ink 817 Tattoo co. and Eddy G Tattoo at Sleepy Hallow Tattoos.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My biggest supporters would be my 2 boys Maysin and Oliver. They inspire me everyday to continue killing everything I do. To be a role model for them, to never give up in life and to follow your dreams. I’d also like to thank my ex husband Ivan. We were together for over a decade and then some. He’s always there behind me pushing me to be greater and showed me how to face my fears. I will have to say I would not be where I’m at today without his confidence in me during times where I’ve doubted myself and my capabilities. For that I’m very grateful and will cherish our time together.
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