After being told on numerous occasions:
“You should write a blog!
“You should have a website” or “What’s your website?”
“Why don’t you do this professionally?”
I gave in. I’ll admit, writing is another one of my passions, and I’ve always thought about doing something like this, but needed a push. After taking a big word of mouth baking job for a co-worker in 2011, my husband (who will be henceforth known as “The Husband” when I write about him in this blog) said, “You need a website.” And that was the final straw.
Lucky for me, a dear friend (who shares my love of the San Francisco Giants and passion for sweets) was taking a flash class, and her enthusiasm was catching. I did not do any flash here, but her enthusiasm was catching and she inspired me to move forward. They (whoever “they” are) say there is no such thing as a coincidence, and my day job is to work with a bunch of talented designers. These guys are always keeping me on my toes, making me self-conscious of my fonts, colors, consistency, layout and user experience practices…So I constantly must bribe them with bacon cookies and goodies from time to time to not feel so guilty when I ask dumb, rookie website and graphic design questions…
The name “CAKEooh” came about almost accidentally:
- I’m half Japanese and my middle name is Keiko. Close enough.
- When you see a nice cake, you say, “Ooh!”
- Fatty McIrish says that you can make any word Japanese by adding an “ooh” sound to the end (example: nice-ooh)
- mmmCake was taken