We had the good fortune of connecting with Maya Holmes and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Maya, maybe we can start at the very start – the idea – how did you come up with the idea for your business?
At the time I had just left my 9-5 in pursuit of something that would allow me more flexibility. My family is very important to me and time flies by so fast, I didn’t want to miss any more moments. I remember being homesick this particular weekend, so I decided to bake a pound cake reminiscent of New Orleans. Back home we make a pound cake topped with a praline candy drizzle. It’s one of those comfort foods that take me right back to the city. Monday rolls around and I still have quite a bit of cake left. I asked my husband if he thought some of his co-workers might like some. He agreed, so I sent several slices off to the office. I really thought nothing of it until my husband came home that night with glowing feedback. It was truly one of those Ah-ha moments. I thought, you know, I can do this! And so with my family’s support, I did.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
At Big Georgia Bundts we offer a variety of deliciously flavored cakes, each paired with it’s own icing crafted to match the bundt it tops. We also offer gluten-free & dairy-free options for those with dietary restrictions. Mini bundt cakes, full-size or a tiered bundt. Wheter it be a client or teacher gift, office party or corporate event, we want to make our cakes avaiable to as many as we can. We’ve gotten this far by focusing on doing one thing and doing it well. We listen to what people are looking for and work to fill the void. I wouldn’t say this journey has been easy, but it has certainly been a learning experience. With each new challenge we’ve emerged better for it.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
First things first, Brunch! I love a good brunch spot. We’d check out Hugo’s Oyster Bar in Roswell. They have great oysters and bottomless mimosas- a must have. The Etoufee’ Benedict is delish! Then a stroll on Canton street to check out some local shops before stopping for lunch at Adele’s on Canton. Closest thing I’ve had to an authenic New Orleans po’boy in the city; they do it right! I’m a big fan of the Georgia Aquarium, so we’d likely stop there. I’d check if there are any festivals happening around the city, theres always something to get into. I can’t forget J. Michael Prime in Canton. Impeccable food, drinks & service. Great for a special night out.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d love to give a shoutout to my husband, Teddy. I’ve really leaned on him a lot over the past year as I’ve worked to get the business up & running. He’s juggled many hats and helped me maintain my zen whenever things get a bit crazy. He’s been my cheerleader & biggest fan. I’ve been fortunate to have his 20+ years of sales knowledge and entrepreneurial expertise at my disposal. This was a completely new venture for me and the support he’s given me has been invaluable. I also certainly have to give a huge shoutout & THANK YOU to my Cherokee County community. Our friends & neighbors have embraced us with open arms since we began this journey right at the start of the pandemic. I credit them with helping us thrive in the midst of what has been such a difficult time for many small business owners. The love and support we’ve received is something we’ll never forget.

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