highlands, north carolina film wedding photographer

Friendor Friday: Dessert & Co.

Feature Friday

May 13, 2016

Learn more

I'm so glad you stopped by the blog! Here you'll find advice on planning your wedding, tips on what to wear to photo sessions, and of course, my favorite clients & people!

Hi, I'm meghan


Nusirat is the perfect example of someone reaching a point in their life where they know they need to stop everything they are doing that is not contributing to their dreams, and start living the life they want. I am always amazed by stories of women leaving solid jobs – that are paying the bills, but not making them happy – for a career that fills them with joy and passion, even if it means an uncertain future. I’ve really loved learning Nusirat’s story, and am inspired by her courage. Not to mention — those peacock cakes!!! I can’t wait to watch her business, Dessert & Co,  grow!




How did you get started in your business?

I’ve been baking for as long as I can remember and it’s what I love to do. As a kid, I loved baking cakes and cookies on the weekends with my mom. After college I got a job in Research and development. My mind would wander off to what I’ll bake in the weekends. I started making birthday cakes and baby shower cakes for friends and family and soon I had more request. I left my job in 2015 and enrolled at Bonnie Gordon School of Confectionary Arts in Toronto for their Designer Cakes Certificate Program. Afterwards, I started up my cake business and it’s been a blast so far.



How do you describe your style and favorite work?

My style is very feminine, cute and a little whimsical. I love playing with colors and painting on cakes. One of my favorite cake till date is the nursery rhyme themed cake. The client loves collecting nursery rhymes and wanted a cake that illustrated one of her favorite ones. So I painted a scene of Jack and Jill falling down a hill. I was happy she gave me a creative control and it turned out great.


How do you stay inspired? What do you do when you are in a creative rut?

I feel inspired everywhere I go. When I see an object or color I think of how I can incorporate it into a cake.  When I’m in a rut, I stop obsessing over the general issue and occupy myself with things I’ve wanted to do but didn’t have time. Right after I got an assignment on a wedding cake, the client wanted a peacock themed cake, I had no idea what to do, so I took a break and went shopping. It was while I was at it that I came up with an idea of a 2D design to make the peacock.



What is your favorite part of your work?

I love the blank canvas stage, before I put everything together, the possibilities are endless.


How do you love to serve your clients?

My job is to surpass my client’s expectations. I ask them a questions concerning the event, what theme they chose, their color schemes, number of guest etc. Then I make a sketch of the cake and we go from there. I make sure that they are satisfied with all the details before I design the cake.


If you had one tip for a bride, what would it be?

Book early. I prefer my clients order a cake three to six months in advance of their big day. A lot of time and work goes into making a custom wedding cake. Also, book the venue before meeting the baker. I always ask my clients to bring a photo of the hall to see the actual size, that way the specifics help me design you an appropriate cake.




dmv-wedding-vendor-nusirat-wedding-cakes_0012Follow Dessert & Co on Facebook.
Follow Dessert & Co on Instagram.

  1. Jeanna says:

    Pretty cakes. I wish I could see the nursery rhyme one!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

browse by category






for photographers

Learn more

I'm Meghan and I'm so glad you're here! My blog is where you'll find advice on planning your wedding, tips on what to wear to a session, and of course, my beautiful clients!

welome to my blog



The Clover club Wedding guide

Dolor mixtape food truck Austin, assumenda Odd Future Carles ani Echo Park cillum.