Whhen Kristen Dees and Mercedes Curran made high school visits on behalf of the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles to speak with adolescent students, many of the pupils seemed unsure about pursuing a future in the industry.
“It was almost too late, like they were too scared to know if this was something they wanted to do for the rest of their lives,” Dees said. “Some parents wanted tutoring and mentoring geared toward the college-bound kids. But what about the age before that?”
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Susie Cakes has made quite the impression on Southern California residents (Northern California too), these days. In fact, in just a matter of years, they have expanded their dessert operation to include multiple locations throughout OC, including Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, and Laguna Niguel in Orange County alone. LA offers several locations too. What’s so good about the desserts here? Well, everything of course. SusieCakes is an all-American bakery offering home-style dessert favorites baked entirely from scratch. Their signature cupcakes include daily selections like vanilla with pastel vanilla frosting, chocolate chocolate, fluffy coconut, luscious lemon, strawberry, mocha, peanut butter, red velvet and chocolate mint. But, if that’s not enough for you, they also offer seasonal offerings during the holidays and will even create a custom made cupcake for you. Want a miniature cupcake? They’ll do that too. Creating bite sized cupcakes topped with any of their butter-creamed frostings is perfect for yourself or for a party. Using the freshest and finest ingredients, their cupcakes are a dessert-lovers dream.
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