I am Becky Edwards, born in Cleveland Ohio, and raised in the Polish/Italian community of Garfield Heights Ohio. Because of my great uncle Ed (a baker himself), I grew up with a Czechoslovakian influence, and of course with the traditions of my family, friends, and community.
One such tradition, that still carries on today, comes from my grandmother who used to bake dozens of cookies every Christmas for all of the grandkids. She would package these beautifully decorated cookies in large coffee tins for each one of us. Beyond such childhood memories of this tradition, I find this to be a key element in my passion to create something special for others to enjoy.
It’s traditions like this that influence my baking and how I approach and develop my personal style which I call “Rustic Comfort”. Even with the influence of my family, I don’t limit my creativity to family traditions alone. My Rustic Comfort style also includes my husband’s traditions which are rooted in English baking. I have also gained knowledge of baking through my experience at local restaurants and bakeries.
I am always looking to learn new techniques to expand my skills. As a small business owner, my passion and creativity drive me to develop new products while keeping within my baking traditions.
My Community activity:
Several times throughout the year, you may find me set up at different events as a vendor. My favorite is the twice-annual Girlfriend’s Market which is hosted and coordinated by my sweet friend Suzie Hogle. The Girlfriend’s Market is all about the handmade wares of local women-owned small businesses. We all come together to share, catch up, and most importantly, support each other and bring the best of handmade to our community.
I am an active member of the South Cobb Arts Alliance Center. SCAA is an all-volunteer arts and community cultural organization located in Powder Springs, GA. As a member, I am also the Chairman of our annual Christmas House Arts and Crafts Show. As Mrs. Edwards Bakery, I have the honor and privilege of hosting the very elegant tea room during this show. For more information about SCAA, please visit their website at www.southcobbarts.org.
On a personal note, I am an avid supporter of pet rescue. In the last 15 years, I have rescued 4 dogs which have become very important members of my family. I will always encourage anyone looking for a pet to please visit the shelters for your fur baby. They need as much love as any other pet.
In my free time, I enjoy sewing, crafting, painting, embroidery, quilting, and taking care of my home and husband.