Looking for something a little dark
a little strange
a little sweet...
You've come to the right place.
“Are you the little monster in the woods” a group of children asked as they found me playing alone in my make-believe world.
I was 3.
Fine, so maybe I was not your average little girl—preferring solitude and daydreams to sports and games. While my brother played baseball, I was busy baking mud pies. Growing up I was always a little different. I found solace in my imagination, shaped by the unusually dark and brooding genres of the 80's. I had a magical childhood. My parents made every birthday and holiday memorable with decorations, elaborate cakes, and celebrations that made every occasion special. They are the reason I love celebrating holidays and why I long to be a kid again. As the youngest of 3 and the only girl, my two older brothers were everything to me. They were my world and made it ok to be whoever I wanted to be. My family had this amazing knack for making someone feel special. You always felt invited and significant, and that has shaped my approach to not only my business but life in general. For me, baking became not only an expression of my art but my way of giving love and joy to others.
So, it was with the spirit of 3-year-old me, and maybe an insatiable sweet tooth, that I decided to follow the sugary crumbs of my childhood and let my imagination play once again. In 2011 I started my first baking venture in Florida with a small side project that became my artistic escape from a physically and mentally demanding career. In 2020 I moved to Atlanta, Georgia right as the global pandemic shut down businesses and by extension, prospective job opportunities. I decided to make my baking side project a full-time job with a rebranding that felt like it fully captured the heart of who I am. My love for oddities & childlike self-indulgence has made me that little weirdo girl in the neighborhood ...the ghoul next door.
Ghoul next door bakeshop has allowed me to relive the most cherished years of my life - I hope to recreate that joy and childhood nostalgia for you as well.
Never grow up, Live Deliciously.
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