I love nothing more than hearing of young entrepreneurs with outstanding work ethics, commitment and absolute passion for what they do. This months inspiration embodies all of this and so much more, she is from my very own port town of Lyttelton - meet Bree from Glamour Cake.
If you haven't already been tempted by Bree's outstanding creations on social media (she has a solid 20,000 followers!) check out the amazing things this NZ young bread baker of the year is doing via her Facebook page. This determined and focussed young businesswoman works 5am-4pm six days per week to keep her dream alive, and to service the sweet tooth's of people from all over Canterbury. On any given week day this hard working lady makes 150 of her famous indulgent donuts, and 500 on a Saturday - queues out the door is normal in her work day! This doesn't include the gorgeous custom cake orders she somehow find times to fill.
Please enjoy reading about this sweetheart that is following her dream - show her some love by hitting like and commenting below.
**Please tell us about you Bree**
I'm 24, have always been a baker since I left school at 17. I love music, surfing and hiking! I started baking because of my dad he's a baker and took me on as an apprentice.
**Tell us about how Glamour cake began and how long you've been operating**
Glamour Cake started two and a half years ago when I won NZ young bread baker of the year. For winning I was awarded some funding to further my baking career. So I decided to spend it on setting up a small test kitchen at home so I could start creating and experimenting with new products.
Once I stated making a few new things I set up a Facebook page and over the two years I've been trying many new products and treats until I found the cheesecakes and donuts were a hit and it just took off on its own though the social page.
**You have an amazing work ethic! What keeps you motivated**
I absolutely love my job! I love the fact I can go into work and create something new everyday if I wanted to - makes me jump out of bed everyday!!
**Where do you draw inspiration for your amazing creations?**
My inspiration comes from Instagram, Facebook and cook books. I love imagery. I find it very stimulating and give me lots of ideas.
**What is the best part of having your own business**
Being able to be my own person and let myself come out into my products, and create what I feel.
**What are the biggest challenges you face within your business?**
My biggest challenge is the negative that comes with my social media page. Because my following continues to grow. So does the number of people that I can please every time. But at the end of the day I know that you can't please everyone and I must learn to be ok with that.
**Any tips for young people wanting to start their own business?**
Give it your all. Let your passion and love drive you to what you want to create and the rest will follow if people can see the love and passion coming out in your work.
**Do you have a motto/saying you live your life by?**
Stay sweet and keep eating cake!
A big thank you to the lovely Bree for featuring in this months inspiration of the month. Don't forget to head to the Lyttelton Bakery on Norwich Quay to try one of her amazing creations (Tip: Get there EARLY!)