HELLO!! My name is Brandi Romines, founder of Happy As A Lark Cake Creations, LLC. Most people ask me: "How long have you been doing cakes?" and "How did you learn to make cakes?" and I always reply the same way. Having watched my Mom make cakes, I guess you could say the gift was genetically passed on. I've never had any formal instruction (just a few private classes from fellow cake artists I admire).
On June 9, 1988, I lost my Mom unexpectedly due to health issues. Although I was only 10 years old, it is very important to me, to carry on her legacy.
So how did I get started? My company, HAALC began approximately 21 years ago when my college roommate had a birthday. I decided to make a cake for her! I went to WalMart at 2 a.m. and bought a Wilton, basic starter kit. It came with 3 Wilton tips, 2 piping bags and booklet on how to pipe frosting! It felt so natural to me, I didn't even need to book, it was as if I knew instantly what I was supposed to do! Did I mention my Mom's legacy? :) I was attending the University of Kentucky at the time and an animal science major!! How on earth was cake to fit in to my life?
As time passed, I dabbled more and more. Friends of friends would ask me to bake for them and then friends of friends of friends and before I knew it, my aspirations of becoming a Veterinarian were slipping away (I couldn't pass chemistry people!). I got married and started having kids and still, the cakes were there, more and more frequent. Finally, after much encouragement from my amazing husband, Shawn, and all of my friends and family, the whole cake thing seemed to fall into place. I was making more and more cakes and people seemed to truly love them. So, in March of 2009, I decided to take the leap of faith and Happy As A Lark Cake Creations, LLC was founded.
I could not do my job without the continual support of my three biggest fans: my loving husband and my two beautiful children, Titus and Larkin. My family and friends and repeat customers always uplift me, I am eternally grateful. Thank you all so very much for your encouragement...without you...HAALCC would not be possible.
I often wonder where I'd be today, if my Mom was here with me? Would she be in business with me? Would she correct my improper techniques or yell at me for not taking my time and being patient? I'm not sure, but I do know that she will always live on in me, in my work and everything I do, is in her honor.
In Loving Memory
Kathryn "Kathy" Jean Creech Childers
March 19, 1959 - June 9, 1988