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Heather Crowley has always had a passion for food.
Whipping up meals or baking sweet treats offered opportunities growing up for her to bond with her parents. Her dad “could throw anything together,” she said, and her mom loved to bake.
After escaping an abusive relationship that had caused Crowley to lose some of herself and the things she enjoys, food brought her home.
“I was very much in the arts scene and doing all of that stuff. Food gave me an outlet to create masterpieces,” she said. “I found my creative skill. I was able to hone that into baking cakes.”
In 2012, Crowley completed Washburn Tech’s culinary arts program. And in 2014, she began showcasing some of her culinary creations on Facebook.
“But never really saw it as something,” she said. “It was just kind of a hobby.”
That started to change a couple years ago after Crowley