Being a working mom – in or outside the home – can be a challenge, but for one Star mother of two young children, it’s a Peace of Cake!
For the past 2 1/2 years, Mindy Lin of Star has taken advantage of naps, bedtime and a supportive family to turn her creative passion into an at-home business.
“It’s all about balance. Nap times are great; bedtime is even better,” said Lin who owns and operates Peace of Cake! custom cake designs and bakery. “And I have an amazing support system – a grandma who loves time with the kids and an aunt who loves spending time with the kids.”
With a 2 1/2-year-old son, Carter, and a 9-month-old daughter, Chloe, Lin has to multitask and stay organized.
“When I’m in the zone, it’s hard to multitask with the kids,” she said. “The baking part is easy; it doesn’t take much focus. The decorating takes more focus. I try to be as efficient as possible, so nap time is when I get the most done and can really focus on my work.”
Lin creates about six to eight cakes a month, which allows her to embrace her creativity while still leaving plenty of time to be a mom.
“I don’t want to overcommit myself because I still want that quality time with my kids. But it’s my passion, and I really love to do it,” Lin said. “My husband is very supportive. He knows I get my creative fix doing this, so I’m not inclined to spend his money decorating the house.”
But when the cake-decorating money does come in, it’s a nice boost to the Lin family income, she said.
Photo from Peace Of Cake!