ABOUT KAITLYN'S KREATIONS
I have been in the baking business for about five years, but about three for specifically weddings. I started baking mainly because of my aunt and my grandma. We (me and my grandma) would spend the whole summer baking cookies, brownies, pies — you name it, we made it!
My aunt specialized in making the fancy cakes. She always had magazines of cakes and cake supplies that I looked through and soon enough, she passed the torch to me to start making the family birthday cakes. After about a year of just family orders, it grew to friends of the family. Here I am now, five years later, with a customer base of about 1,000 people!
Q+A WITH KAITLYN'S KREATIONS
WHAT IS THE KAITLYN’S KREATIONS WEDDING?
The perfect Kaitlyn’s Kreations wedding would probably resemble my own wedding: BLING! I love anything sparkly and glittery, lots of crystals, and elegant colors. A very elegant wedding style for this gal & her business!
DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE.
I would describe my style as calm, intricate, and patient. There’s no other way to be when dealing with cakes!
WHAT DO YOU HAVE IN COMMON WITH YOUR CLIENTS?
I went through the whole process of a Deep Creek wedding, myself! I would be able to give them tips and ideas since I did it, too.
WHO IS YOUR BUSINESS’ ICON?
Gigi’s Cupcakes from Nashville would be my icon! The story behind this business is incredible. The owner started out trying many different occupations, finally loving baking because of her family. She went through many trials by getting denied bank loans from multiple banks. When she was finally able to get money, she started off slow and then sky rocketed! She now has about 100 store locations across the USA! (And the bakeries are adorable, I’ve been to one!)
WHAT IS THE HIGHEST COMPLIMENT A COUPLE CAN GIVE YOU?
The majority of the time, brides aren’t around when the cake gets delivered so the grooms usually see it first. Getting to see the emotion on the grooms’ faces really does bring me the biggest joy!
WHY SHOULD A COUPLE MARRY IN THE DEEP CREEK AREA?
A couple should get married in Garrett County because we have the most wonderful charm and beauty in this area! No matter where you turn you’re going to see something gorgeous. There are also so many options to pick from! Every single bride would be able to come here and find the perfect wedding style to fit them. Elegant, rustic, shabby chic, casual… this place has got it all! Also, all the people are fabulous and amazing to work with! They will do everything in their power to make the wedding day perfect.
WHAT TRENDS DO YOU WISH WE HAD MORE OF LOCALLY?
From my personal point of view, I think we should have more elegant weddings. This area favors the country style theme, which is totally fine, but there are also multiple options around the area to have an elegant wedding style.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
My clients’ personalities inspire me the most. Getting to know my customers is so much fun, because after even the shortest conversations, I know exactly what they want!
WHAT TOOL CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT?
The tool I absolutely cannot live without is my Kitchen Aid mixer! I would be lost without that thing, it does wonders!
IF YOUR BUSINESS WAS A BEVERAGE, WHICH ONE WOULD IT BE?
The Cake Batter Frappe from Starbucks! Everyone needs coffee in their life, just like a cake at their wedding, But it’s also not always on the menu, so you have to special request it just like a wedding cake. Specialty orders are the best orders!