We had the good fortune of connecting with Katie Cummings and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Katie, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Risk is just a 4-letter word that simply means: You have one life to live, go for it, take a chance, and believe in yourself. My mother took the risk to Homeschool me at 6 years-old. Creating a curriculum to fit my learning style. Katie’s Cakes was simply started from taking a risk talking to the Post Office Lady about my business. I had such great confidence in myself that I told her I would make a Lemon Pound Cake for $20.00
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’m a third-year Home School student at the Tonya Cummings Academy. I love reading, math, and learning french.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
One-Week Itinerary: For Me and My Friend Day 1: Dalia’s African Cuisine in Stafford, Virginia. Day 2: Old-Town Alexandria, Virginia to eat at the Hen Quarters and walk on the Waterfront. Day 3: Tyson Corner Mall: American Girl Doll and Tea Party Day 4: Bowling and Home-Cooked Meal at home. Day 5: MLK Museum in Washington, DC Day 6: African American Museum in Washington, DC (part 1) Day 7: African American Museum in Washington, DC (part 2) Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There are three people that I want to recognize for my success. My mother, Tonya for teaching me to cook and bake in the kitchen with her during meal time. My late maternal grandmother, Patsy for the love of Paris France and my aspiration of becoming a French Chef in Paris France. My late maternal great-grandmother, Katie for passing down the cake recipes and passing the torch of teaching me to bake.
Katie’s Cakes- Tonya Cummings