Cupcakes are little treats that bring so much joy to the world and stomach, so it must be a dream to be surrounded by them all the time. That's exactly what Kara Lind of Kara's Cupcakes, deals with every day — cupcakes, cupcakes, and more cupcakes!
SavvySugar: Why is your job a dream job?
Kara Lind: It’s a dream job for a variety of reasons. One, it’s a dream job to be your own boss and see what you're creating and building. And two, it’s a dream job in a sense that you get to be creative and figure out what you want the outlet, the cupcakes, to look like. The flavor, the plan, the whole sense of style value — so that for me is a dream job. It’s just a creative outlet. And also a third part of the dream job is to create jobs for the people. It’s been really great to have these employees. We now have 70 employees and you just watch them flourish, and I watch our employees kind of come in to learn the ropes and really grow as people. That’s a dream to see come true to see that you’re helping other people kind of make their way.
SS: How many cupcakes do you eat per day?
KL: I prob eat one a day but I eat a mini, I don’t eat a full one. Let me put it this way, this morning when I went in, I didn’t have breakfast so I had two unfrosted warm pumpkin cupcakes and they were divine.
To hear how Kara went from Conde Nast to cupcakes, read on!