I’ve worked with Staci Glover of Sweets by Staci FOREVER, like since before she became an official cake baker. I don’t even know how we became friends but we’ve always just BEEN in each other’s DMs and she’s the kind of person that every time you see her you’re going to have a good laugh and it’s like time means nothing.
When did you open? Officially in 2015
What made you decide to do cakes? I tried to order a cake for my son’s first birthday from a local grocery store. I hated that I couldn’t customize it, so I decided to do it myself. From that first birthday to now, I’ve made all of his birthday cakes and all my other kiddos too. I come from a family of bakers so I guess it was bound to happen sooner or later.
What is your favorite cake flavor combination? Lemon everything! The cake, filling and icing!
What is one of your favorite venues for couples on a budget? San Marco Preservation Hall and Five Points Chapel
What is one of your favorite venues for couples when money isn’t an issue? Chandler Oaks Barn or Cottonwood Ranch
If you were going to elope or do a vow renewal in Jax where would you do it? I honestly have no idea. My husband and I have very different tastes so it would have to be a blend of romantic/laid back and industrial.
What is your favorite part of a wedding? The music and the food
What is the coolest thing you’ve ever seen happen at a wedding? I love seeing vintage cars put into the mix for unique arrivals and send-offs. I also saw Santa deliver Chick-Fil-A sandwiches during a Christmas wedding which was pretty cool.
Where do you love to go for lunch around town? I’m always down for Hovan or European Street.
For those of us with kids, where’s your favorite place to go to hang out? Any nature trails or parks are a plus!
When you have family in town where do you take them/what do you do? We always go to St. Augustine and do a fun picnic at the fort or we go to Talbot Island or Peter’s Point. I also like to take them to any of the small businesses around town for lunch or dinner. My newest favorite is Mariana’s Grinds.
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