Owner, Karen Hodge is quite a busy lady! She owns and runs 3 separate small businesses. They are a home remodeling business called “My Flippin’ Family”, a professional photographer, and now her latest venture as a cottage baker known as Hodge Cupcakery. I checked out her social media pages and instantly fell in love with what I saw. For someone that is less than one year into this new business venture, her cupcakes appear to be very professional. So where does her experience and love for baking come from? Karen told me this all started years ago when she was growing up. Her mom was her best friend and she would enjoy spending time in the kitchen baking with her. After her mom’s passing in 2020, and with encouragement from her friends, she decided to open this new business. Karen states “it’s part of my healing process, it keeps me close to my mom, and it makes me happy”. My favorite quote from my interview with Karen is “you can’t be sad with a cupcake in your hand”! I couldn’t agree more!
Now let’s dive right in and see what this home bakery has to offer and what I had to eat!
Thomas Miller, aka “The Treasure Coast Foodie” and “The Foodie Guy” is big on organic everything and very particular about his butter. He has reviewed over 250+ local restaurants in the last 6 years! His food photos are devoured by 10’s of thousands each month on his website treasurecoastfoodie.com. As a Google Maps Local Guide, he has submitted over 2,500 photos that have been viewed over 38 million times. His foodie tribe is over 25,000 on the Treasure Coast and his Foodie Meetups & Chef’s Table Dining Experience events are some of the Top Culinary experiences in the area!