“It’s been really fun for her to bake it, and for us to work on food photography,” Meg said. “I’m a professional photographer at Georgia State University, so it’s been really fun and brought us together in a great way.”
In addition to photography, Meg advises Lily Kate on client relations. “So that first client she had, she hired Lily Kate to do cupcakes, but I happened to see the woman had a birthday a few days before her son, so we popped over with some cookies,” Meg said.
Ultimately, Meg wants Lily Kate to do whatever makes her happy. She doesn’t want Lily Kate to feel any pressure.
“It’s really got to be your kid’s idea, in a way. Our other daughter doesn’t want to be in the kitchen at all… Also understanding what your limits are. You can’t take every job because you have other priorities like school, or family events or Scouts of America,” Meg said.
As much as Lily Kate loves to bake, she doesn’t mind taking a break from it too. For her birthday this past May, all she wanted was Dunkin’ Donuts.
“She was so used to making foods by herself; every now and then a doughnut from Dunkin’ Donuts can be so satisfying,” Meg said. “Me and her older sister drove to five different Dunkin’ Donuts and made this whole Dunkin’ Donuts day for her… Sometimes it’s nice to not make your own treats for your own birthday.”