Meet Emily Zimmerman
I’m 32 years old and have been baking since I was very young. I attended Western Culinary Institute in Portland, Oregon in 2002 and have been in the industry ever since. I’ve worked for several bakeries in Chico including The Upper Crust and Great Harvest Bread. Cake decorating had always been a hobby and I had a goal to turn it into my “Real Job.” Lovely Layers was born 5 years ago and is going strong to this day! We do an average of 90-100 weddings per year, about 700 specialty cakes, 45,000 cupcakes and about 13,000 cookies -PER YEAR!!
What do you love most about your job?
The thing I love most about my job is that It’s ME. I’ve built it from the ground up and I love everything about it. I get to bake every day, decorate things and just love being a part of peoples’ special occasions.
What do you like to do for leisure?
I love doing absolutely nothing when I’m not working! My days are pretty hectic and noisy so I appreciate just relaxing by the river with a beer in my hand, listening to music and hanging with my husband or friends.