Today we’d like to introduce you to Malorie Wakefield.
Malorie, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
As a little girl, I would bake with my Grandma Joy every time I would stay with her. She was also an artist and an interior designer for private jets. I would say she definitely set the foundation for my cookie career. When I was a sophomore in high school, she passed away after battling cancer for many years.
When I was planning my daughters 1st birthday, I came across decorated cookies and immediately thought “wow I would LOVE to do those!” What an awesome way to tie in two of the skills my grandma had taught me. I watched countless videos on Instagram and YouTube to learn and I quickly became obsessed. The cookie community is AMAZING and the support and companionship are even better.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It hasn’t been a smooth road, it is a lot of trial and error. What works for someone else might not work for you. My advice to anyone just starting out is if it doesn’t work one way try another, you will create your own style and ways to achieve your unique masterpiece.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about The Cookie Ranch – what should we know?
I make any kind of custom cookies you can think of. Each order is something new and exciting and if it is a design I have done before, I try to change up or use different techniques than the last set.
We’re interested to hear your thoughts on female leadership – in particular, what do you feel are the biggest barriers or obstacles?
Someone that thinks they can’t do something. My parents always told me growing up “you can do anything you put your mind to.”
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