Meet New Vendor: Ellen Saba & Cake Occasion
CYCFM: Tell us a little about yourself
ELLEN: I was born in Memphis but spent most of my younger years in Charleston, South Carolina. I moved back to Memphis about 20 yrs. ago.
CYCFM: Why did you decide to get into the cake business?
ELLEN: I got into making cakes because I wanted to make my youngest daughter’s first birthday cake and special cakes for our two older girls. After a family tragedy, my husband and I decided life was too short to not do something you love. So with his blessing I quit my full time job and started making cakes.
CYCFM: How long have you been baking cakes?
ELLEN: I've been making cakes for about five years now.
CYCFM: What is your favorite cake to make?
ELLEN: My favorite cake is attached. It was the first cake I ever made and it was for Bella's first birthday.
CYCFM: What made you choose the Cooper Young Community Farmers Market?
ELLEN: I choose the CYCFM because it is one of my favorite markets. After years of shopping there, I thought my cakes would make a good addition. The people who shop there also think a lot like I do when it comes to the food they eat. I believe in knowing exactly what is in my food, and trying to eat as close as possible to unprocessed foods. And since my family are the main ones to taste test any recipes I make, I would never feed my customers anything I would not feed my own family.