When Angie Anderson learned two years ago that her husband was being transferred from England to America, the news was bittersweet.
A native South African and mother of two, Anderson had recently opened The Pink Lemon Honeypot in a small village in Surrey, where the largely self-taught baker held baking classes and children’s parties.
“I had only had the shop for such a short time,” said Anderson, who now calls Ponte Vedra Beach home.
As the family became acclimated to their new community, the former elementary school teacher found herself with time on her hands.
“I wasn’t working and the children were in school all day, so I baked,” she said. “I baked a lot!”
Soon, Anderson was sharing her sweet treats with friends and neighbors, who began turning to Anderson for their children’s birthday cakes and treats for other occasions. The rave reviews she received gave her the encouragement to begin baking professionally again.
Life is Sweet
Now, Anderson is launching Life is Sweet by Angie to provide home-baked cakes, cookies and other treats for parties, special occasions and other events. After researching and working through the legal requirements of running a home baking business, Anderson is beginning to spread the word of her confectionary talents. In addition to cakes and cupcakes, her most popular items include everything from cookies and cake pops to candy-covered Oreos.
“Everything is custom made,” she said, noting that pricing varies depending upon a customer’s request.
She has also begun doing wedding cakes, and is eager to bring to Ponte Vedra a party trend that is popular in England: the dessert table. In addition to baking all the treats, Anderson will come to the home and set up an attractive dessert display.
Currently, Anderson is accepting orders through her Facebook page – www.facebook.com/lifeissweetbyangie – and via email: email@example.com.
“Angie is an artist,” neighbor Sheryl Koziarski said. “Word is getting around.”