One of the Categories here on my Blog is Style Setters which features People that I admire because of their Creativity, Business, Passions and Style of Living. These people are not necessarily celebrities but they are living their passions in their daily lives.
I would like to feature here one of my friends and now one of the Style Setters, Kit Villareal, owner of CupKits Edible Creations, based in Long Beach, California. Kit and I have known each other since we were in Kindergarten School. We were classmates and friends throughout our Grade School years. I remember that we were together in our Ballet and Piano classes too. I remember Kit as one of the devoted Ballerinas in our class. Presently, a wife and mother, she is also a Businesswoman, living her passion in Baking and Parties Design. I interviewed Kit on-line so that she can share with us about her passions, inspirations and her Business.
CupKits Edible Creations is a local custom cupcake party fulfilment service that provides materials and experience necessary to turn your party or event into a fully interactive hands-on cupcake making experience. I am a dessert stylist who makes most of the sweets myself. I am an early childhood educator so I make my dessert tables as if I am creating a curriculum based on children's emergent interests. I make sure that the dessert table consists of their specific requests and interests.
Want to try some Kissable Lips Red Velvet cupcakes? I admire all of the small details that Kit designed on her cupcakes just like the red lips, heart marshmallows, little pearls icing and Cupid on the cupcakes.
My passion for baking started as a child growing up with my mom baking for the family all the time. I always enjoyed decorating after her. Then I had my son 14 years ago... I just had to make every occasion special by doing the "works"!
The children or my clients inspire me with their ideas. I just love bringing it to the next level and completing an entire table of sweets to compliment the theme.
Kit, do you design, create and assemble all these by yourself?
Yes, I do them all by myself. I am a one mom band! I do buy candies to fill the jar though.
I don't make those.
Who do you admire in your Business?
I do admire a few people with what they do but I feel like when I have an order, I start with a blank paper and draw from there. If I just copy what others have done then it takes away from my creativity. It's kind of like a colouring book as opposed to free drawing.
Of course, I can't do anything if my client request specific designs. I just make sure I add my own creativity into it.
my favourite quote, "Give me the place to stand, and I shall move the earth."
I really can't say I have a favourite dessert to bake because I enjoy making them all.
My favourite dessert to eat is Tiramisu!
I am honoured that you have chosen to write about my art.
Find something you're passionate about
and keep tremendously interested in it.
- Julia Child
Remember to switch off lights tonight from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm for Earth Hour.
Photo credits: CupKits Edible Creations.