We had the good fortune of connecting with Sherry Murray and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sherry, can you tell us more about your background and the role it’s played in shaping who you are today?
I am from a small city called Albany, GA, where I spent a significant amount of time in the kitchen with my grandmother, Lucille. She taught me how to make my very first cookie recipe for tea cakes. I in turn took that one recipe and made so many different iterations of it with whatever ingredients we had in the kitchen. You would be surprised with all the substitutions and combinations I came up with. Some of these recipes were delicious, while others needed a glass of milk to make them just okay to satisfy my insatiable love of cookies. Years passed and I stopped baking, until one day I wanted a pound cake. Not just any pound cake, but one of those pound cakes you could only get in the country of southwest GA. So, I went to the kitchen and baked my own. It passed the test for the time being. So, from pound cakes to cheesecakes, cupcakes, to cookies, I found joy in baking for myself and others. I am grateful to my grandmother for allowing me to be curious and creative and for allowing me to experiment with that one cookie recipe that led me to launching Lucille & Grace.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Lucille & Grace, specializes in made to order from scratch cakes, cupcakes, and cookies for birthdays, weddings, gifts or those just because occasions. By combining our clients’ vision, our creativity, and pure ingredients, not only will your order be custom made just for you and your event, but it will taste just as good as it looks. However, over the years I’ve learned, I’ve grown, and have gotten better, but there is always something new to learn or refine with my business and my craft. So, if I could encourage any entrepreneur today I would say to them to stay humble, stay hungry, and stay smart, because success will come and understand your success may not look like someone else’s, but it’s still yours. Celebrate the small wins just as much as your would a big win, because after all it’s still a win.
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?
Hmmmm… that’s a tough one. There are so many things to do inside and outside of the city, the three things that are certain are good food, great shopping, and amazing outdoor spaces. With that said I would have to take them to get some good food there is Triton Yards food truck park or Slim & Husky’s for pizza or any number of independently owned restaurants in the city. For outdoor activities I would suggest the Atlanta Beltline or the Silver Comet trails. With a city like Atlanta and its surrounding areas, you will not have any problem entertaining visiting guests.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to Shoutout my husband who has been my taste tester, my delivery ride along buddy, my apprentice, my kitchen cleaner and the overall best supporter I could ever ask for. I would also like to shoutout my family, my friends, my customers, and everybody in between for their encouragement and trust in me to not only be test tasters, but also for giving Lucille & Grace the opportunity to be a part of the celebrations.