Yeppoon woman cooks up a new career baking cakes
SUGAR and spice and all things nice, that's what Jeniffer Deasy's cakes are made of.
From what started off as a hobby for the mother-of-three at the local weekend markets has quickly grown into her very own cake business in Yeppoon's main street.
Home Cooked Delights officially opened its doors in Normanby St yesterday and has already been sweetening up the town.
Jeniffer, 32, said she decided to start her own business after her cake pops were in high demand at local markets.
"I've been baking for a number of years and I've always had a sweet tooth," she said.
"In 2013 I went through cancer treatment and I was home a lot with the kids so baking became my hobby. I sold cake pops at the local markets and was selling up to 600 on occasions so they were really popular.
"I was then asked to do cakes and it all kind of snowballed from there, I haven't really stopped since. When I drove past the empty shop front I thought it would make a great location for a shop and that same day I called the agent for an appointment."
Jeniffer said she was looking forward to bringing something new to the area.
"I've always been involved in hospitality but I'm self-taught when it comes to baking so everything you see is baked by me," she said.
"Lots of cheesecakes, mud cakes, specialty dietary cakes, cake pops, birthday and wedding cakes, I do any shape, design or size, except nut-based cakes because of an allergy.
"A lot of people have been popping their head in when we've been painting or setting up to see when we'd be open so it seems people are really excited to see a different business in the street. There's nothing like it here...I know the local economy has been poor but I think it's picking up.