Candi Elm of A Day in Candiland seems to constantly reinvent herself, but one thing is central to every new thing she tries….food, or more specifically, dessert! Former teahouse owner to culinary student and now dessert business owner slash food blogger, no matter what Candi is doing she is having fun!
Let’s meet Candi!
 Have you always been a foodie, or is that something you grew into?
I have always loved to bake since I was a child. I am definitely a baker and not a cook. I started a teahouse in 2008 and did private tea parties for the red hat society. That was my initial start into the #foodie world. When I had to give up the teahouse, I started culinary school and that was where I my love for baking really began and I started baking full time. I do have a cupcake business also but my blog is more personal.
 How and why did you begin your blog?
When I had to give up doing Tea Parties since we sold that business, I really missed it, so I thought I would blog about it. That was about 4 years ago. I really started because I wanted a place to share stories for my kids later in life. My blog has definitely evolved and went through 3 total transformations, and I don’t know if I’m there yet, but I’m enjoying the journey.
 What’s your favorite thing to make/cook?
My favorite thing to bake is cupcakes. I make them weekly for my business and the blog along with other desserts and recipes. I like making them since they are smaller than cakes but you can be very creative with flavors and I hope to one day really get into design work.
 What is your favorite thing to eat?
My favorite thing to eat is Mexican food. I don’t cook it that often and I usually go out when I want it. I love Guacamole.
 What is your comfort food?
My comfort food is either Soup, warm or cold, or anything with bread and lots of butter.
 Describe your perfect food day?
My perfect food day would be to go to a progressive meal at different restaurants and maybe meeting the chefs or going back in the kitchen and watching them and asking questions.
 What are three other blogs that inspire you?
I like so many blogs its hard to pick three, but I guess I would choose, Crazy for Crust, Pinch of Yum and Sprinkle Bakes. I subscribe to many more and I love to read different ones for photography, for humor and social media and blogging tips.
 Do you have advice for bloggers just starting out?
I wish I knew it all or had the magic answer, but there really is so much to learn. I would say, decide why you are blogging and write it down and find some groups to join on Facebook for whatever niche you are in and learn from them. Be patient, it doesn’t happen overnight. Mostly have fun and be able to laugh at yourself.
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