Christy Gibson traded blueprints for recipes and bricks for sugar.
Previously employed at Jagoe Homes for 11 years, the longtime Evansville resident, who has baked her whole life, wanted to spend more time at home with her son Braylen.
“He’s so active in sports,” says Gibson, who attended Central High School and the University of Evansville. “I was working weekends and missing so many things. I ate dinner with some of my friends and brought a dessert. They didn’t know what I was doing. I told them to try everything and tell me what is good, what they didn’t like, how much they would pay. That night I went home and told my husband, ‘I’m going to try this.’”
In 2011, Gibson, 44, rented a kitchen in a church in Evansville and opened Sassy Sweet Confections, which offers cupcakes, cookies, cakes, cakepops, pies, and other sweet treats. Last year, she has added to the food truck craze and introduced “Sprinkle,” a pink former Lewis Bakeries delivery truck. She debuted the truck at the Jingle Mingle Mart held at Christ the King School last November.
The cupcake truck can be seen at various farmers markets, craft fairs, festivals, and baseball and softball tournaments. When she’s not setting up at an event, Gibson asks for at least 24 hours notice on orders which she will deliver to locations in Evansville and Newburgh, Indiana. She can custom-make any flavor as long as it’s a dozen or more.
“You never hand someone a cupcake and they don’t smile,” says Gibson, who offers 30 different flavors that rotate every month. “People walk up to the truck just happy. It’s the most fun thing I have ever done.”
Gibson also says she’s dedicated to giving back to the community. A portion of proceeds on her Birthday Cake and Chocolate Orange cupcakes go to the Tri-State Food Bank.
For more information about Sassy Sweets Confections, call 812-760-8824 or visit sassysweetsconfections.com.