After years of seeking her true calling, Komeh Ottison is enjoying the sweet taste of success.
Ottison found her dream through baking sweet treats – beautifully decorated cakes, cookies and cupcakes – at her Homewood bakery, CakEffect. She took part in the International Association of Administrative Professionals Extravaganza at Alabama Power Corporate Headquarters on May 15th, an event celebrating the achievements of Alabama businesswomen and their offerings to the community.
Ottison created a two-dimensional Alabama Power light bulb cake – she bakes with an electric oven – covered in buttercream frosting and fondant. For the bulb’s silver base at the bottom, she added edible, silver frosting. Visitors admired Ottison’s Alabama Power cake while sampling CakEffect cupcakes and red velvet muffins.
“I love owning a business,” said Ottison, who graduated from Alabama A&M University and earned a law degree from Miles Law School. “It gives you a feeling of self-worth. I know I’m accomplishing something for myself.”
For Ottison, whose oil paintings have been featured in several Birmingham art exhibits, CakEffect serves as a creative outlet.
“Working for yourself, you never have to worry about getting laid off,” she said grinning.
To learn more, see CakEffect on Facebook and at cakeffect.com. CakEffect is open Tuesday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with baked goods made to order.