About CRAVE DESSERT Crave Dessert is a home based bakery located in Central Florida operating under Florida’s cottage food law.
Initially Crave offered small desserts in addition to decorated cookies. But as the owner and sole operator Nicole Lucas continued to grow this business she found that cookies were her niche and decided to simplify the menu and focus on beautifully decorated cookies.
I am Nicole Lucas, I am the owner of Crave Dessert and a self proclaimed Cookie Dealer.
I have been baking for as long as I can remember and like many other bakers my baking experience comes from the humble beginnings of watching my grandmothers and mom in the kitchen. Some of my greatest baking memories are baking Christmas cookies with my mom and grandmother. Being around the joy of food I was drawn to baking at a young age.
Growing up I was known for baking -or I’m sure my family would tell you making a mess in the kitchen. I would bake treats and share them with family, friends, classmates and coworkers from my high school days and later into my professional career. In my first job at a local grocery chain, I would spend hours hiding in the bakery talking with and watching the store’s cake decorator do her thing.
I always loved baking. It felt great to share my creations with others . When a family member passed in 2014, I found inspiration in his life and decided that I needed to take the plunge and follow my dreams. Since I was not confident in my cookie skills yet, I started selling cake jars with a close friend. This evolved into cakes, candy apples, macarons and other small treats. I was able to sharpen my skills and in 2016 I opened Crave Dessert. I quit my day job and placed all bets on myself and my love for baking.
Through my love for baking I have found my passion. Getting to do a simple thing that I LOVE and as a result I get to make an impact on the world by making others happy through the love of food. I am thrilled by both the support for and growth of my small business. I am excited for what the future holds and I look forward to continuing to spread love through cookies.