We had the good fortune of connecting with Ty Howard and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ty, maybe we can start at the very start – the idea – how did you come up with the idea for your business?
To be honest I didn’t come up with the idea,family and friends encouraged it. Right before Thanksgiving in 2016 a family friend suggested I sell my desserts and it was an overwhelming response of family and friends agreeing with the statement made. But I was not in agreement mainly for one reason I didn’t want to stop enjoying what I love doing and I assumed if it became work I would no longer enjoy it……..I went for it and we was so busy we was still making deliveries on Thanksgiving Day. Then after that I gave some samples to a few restaurants and one day I was sitting in the parking lot of QT saying God this is crazy and that’s when the business got its name Cake Me Crazy……… and I’m still having a blast baking each opportunity I get to do so.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I love to make treats ,pastries and baked goods for family and friends as gifts, making items like pecan butter, candied pecans etc from my husband family pecan tree or giving treats basket to each family at our Christmas family breakfast. I knew I had a thing for baking but never saw it as a career after doing business for about a year I then went back to school to become a certified pastry chef not discrediting anything I learned at school but I soon found out my passion and gift is what made me successful. As a child I remember great baked good and nice little bakery shops so when I bake I am hoping that I’m giving people something that they enjoy as well as brings back fond memories . This has not been an easy venture I have been learning this industry on my own but hard work, dedication, trails and errors have also brought me a lot of wins in the process . I have learned that helping others does not cost you anything and I want to help because no one was willing to help me even when asked. Cake Me Crazy is not aiming to be world wide we want to make sure our brand stays consistent with great customer service that values our customers as well as providing the best product created with the best and wholesome ingredients

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
We would visit Klyde Warren Park , OCBF Church, eat Mexican food and catch a movie, but honestly I would more than likely host something special at our home, and make their time special and catered to them.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Definitely God cause every time I want to quit something amazing happens that says keeping going. My husband Robert for supporting beyond measures he works hard so I can pursue entrepreneurship full time he’s constantly reminding me this is what I should be doing and he’s my self proclaimed Tastry Chef ….there are a host of people I could name that has been on this journey with me so I don’t miss a name I would also say my community aka village from prayers, purchases and encouragement I’m truly grateful and blessed.

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