Sweet Laurel Bakery

FIVE YEARS OF SWEET LAUREL

5 Years of Sweet Laurel

I cannot believe it has been five years of Sweet Laurel.

Our goal here at Sweet Laurel is to bring delicious, wholesome baked goods to as many people as possible. Claire and I are so grateful we’ve been able to share the goodness of Sweet Laurel with you all here on the blog, in our cookbook, at our cake shop and through our products!

We started back in 2015 after I completely overhauled my diet in order to heal. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Disease, and I was so sick my body systems started shutting down: my digestive system, my energy, my reproductive system. I was 26 years old and my body was failing me! When I started working with a functional medical doctor, I was turned on to the idea of healing through food, which has become our mantra at Sweet Laurel. Overnight, I cut out grains, refined sugar, dairy and soy. This cut my inflammation dramatically, and I immediately began to heal. 

Very quickly Claire saw a change in my well being. We had been friends for quite sometime, and she witnessed just how sick I had become. One day I brought a cake I had made over to her house. It was a chocolate cake, and I told her this was a cake I too could eat. It was grain-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free, and made with whole food ingredients like almond flour, coconut oil, 100% maple syrup, Himalayan pink salt and organic pastured eggs.

Claire took one bite, turned to me and said, ’This cannot be gluten free! It’s delicious and doesn’t taste like cardboard!’ I quickly told her the ingredients I used, and she replied, “So, it’s basically a salad!’ I laughed, and was so delighted that someone like Claire, a foodie of all foodies, loved the cake as much as I did.

“So Laurel, what are we doing with this?” 

In that moment, Sweet Laurel was born. Claire saw it all, the story, the delicious cake covered in flowers, the brand. We took one huge step into the unknown, and I am so grateful we did. That’s why we are here for you.

Thank you for following along on this journey, and being a part of Sweet Laurel. We appreciate all of the support we’ve received and are so excited to continue spreading Sweet Laurel goodness with as many people as possible in year 5 and always. 

xoxox, Laurel

 

Claire and I have been baking together long before starting Sweet Laurel.
In the early years of our friendship, we bonded over our mutual love for
baking, flowers, old movies and local history. 
Claire and I in 2015, about to share our delicious cakes with Jenni Kayne and her friends.
Our very first Chocolate Caramel Cake shared at an event! Notice that vegan caramel. Since we’ve cleaned up the way we frost our cakes, but it is still the same delicious, whole food cakes.

Us now. We cannot believe it’s been 5 years.
It love sharing the beauty of Sweet Laurel with you all.