Michelle Adams and her sister both took a break from their professional careers to do something creative together. They thought they'd just create some recipes and sell their cupcakes at the farmer's market on the weekend to overcome the burn out they felt from working their corporate jobs for twenty years. But as the requests for their products increased, they decided to take the leap into full-time entrepreneurship and build out a bakeshop so their customers could get their homestyle cakes and innovative flavors anytime they wanted.
Since 2012 when they opened their first retail location, The Sugar Path has been giving back to the local community that helped to grow and support the bakery. After Michelle submitted an entry in Barbara Corcoran's Seal of Approval contest and won, they began shipping their cake jars all across the United States.
An animal lover her entire life, Michelle's beloved dog, Molly, died of cancer in 2019 and her soul dog, Moose, died of cancer in 2022. Feeling pulled to a bigger cause, Michelle began self educating on canine cancer and improving the lives of her furbabies. The Sugar Path was founded with the simple notion that the ingredients matter more than the recipes, so she expanded on that concept with her own canines. In addition to baking, Michelle loves to cook savory foods. She grew up in her Italian grandma's kitchen learning all of her family's recipes. Today she enjoys sharing her cooking with others and education new bakery owners to help them achieve their own sweet success.
In addition to acting as CEO of TSP, writing, cooking and teaching, Michelle is the founder of Bakery Biz School where she uses her 25 years in the legal industry, in addition to her experience as a retail bakery owner, to help bakers create businesses that profit. She also has a personal mission to improve the lives of animals. Michelle is a dog mom to a three year old golden, Maize, who suffers from genetic hip dysplasia, and a cat mom to Max, her 15 year old diabetic cat who is also a cancer survivor.
It was Nina's amazing palate and baking skills that resulted in the creation of the Sugar Path's spectacular desserts, and her professional experience in Operations and Customer Service that created a beloved brand. Over the years the customers of Sugar Path came to affectionately call the two sisters, "the sugar sisters" and looked forward to their antics of posting new cake flavors that would sometimes draw customers to the shop in their pajamas just to ensure they got a slice of the daily special. Of course, it was Nina's colorful descriptions of the desserts that regulars came to love that brought so many people far and wide to the bakery.
In addition to running the TSP kitchen, writing and creating recipes, Nina saves lives as a dispatcher in the Sheriff's Office. She is the dog mom to her rescue dog, Daisy, a Parvo survivor, and a three year old golden retriever, Barley (brother to Michelle's Maize).
Daniel Adams has basically grown up with the Sugar Path, but customers have known him as the friendly counter help for many years. He has mean box making skills, having went through a crash course in the subject at the start of the pandemic when the Sugar Path retail bakery came to a halt for awhile and customers switched over to shipping sweets in bulk. He is an important team member that is in charge of our shipping department, so if you need something special in your box, just let him know!
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