My name is Kelly Walker. I'm a self taught baker. I decided to open my first bakery 4 years ago in Durango, CO under the name of Flour Sack. It was thrilling! Trekking off onto uncharted territory. Living out a dream. Doing what I loved. It was also terrifying, and a huge learning experience. As with any learning experience I made some wrong turns. I came away with a great deal of knowledge and basically acquired a degree in both business and as a pastry chef. I quickly became aware of what I love about baking and what I hate about business. I decided to take a breather.
After closing the bakery I acquired a surplus of cake pans and baking sheets that lived all over my kitchen, in baskets, on top of cupboards, stuffed in drawers and I couldn't seem to part with any of them, not one. As if we were old friends who had been through a great deal of life together. They seemed to stare at me, begging for me to use them once again. After taking off almost two years and still having people ask me daily for cakes i decided to dive back in, but this time putting my happiness and desires first. I had to leave it to love it.
I want to create a labor of love with fig&bloom cakes. Thats what this whole journey is about isn't it? Learning from the past, being excited about the infinite possibilities of the future, and making sure that every present moment is spent doing something we love. Finding a purpose, sharing our talents and enjoying the ride. I am thrilled to be offering my services again with a new creative direction and purpose more aligned with my true self. At fig&bloom I am able to tell my creative story and I hope to be able to be a part of yours as well. XO
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