My name is DehMajisha (DeeDee) Sigee and I currently live in Millington, Tennessee with my husband, daughter, and dog name Cupcake. I’m an aspiring romance writer and enjoy reading, traveling, and time with my family. I have worked in mental health for many years and obtained my Masters Degree in Human Resources. Feeling unfulfilled, I decided to step out on faith and pursue my passion for custom cake decorating. With the love and support of my family and friends, I left my full-time job (for part-time), so I could launch my custom cake business. I haven’t looked back since.
I am a self taught baker and cake artist. However, my cake affair started fifteen years ago when my husband was stationed in El Paso, TX. I wanted to take a Wilton cake decorating class while I looked for work, to help pass my time. I was hooked! For six months, I sold cakes to earn money until I found a job. The army moved us frequently, and then we started a family, so cakes took a back seat. That is until three years ago when a co-worker asked me to make her wedding cake. I was elated that she would trust me with such an important part of her special day. I searched YouTube for videos to help me with covering a cake in fondant. Her wedding cake was a big success. My family and friends encouraged me to start a business. I shortly after launched my Facebook page, and my home based business has exploded since then.
I entered my first contest in 2013, in the West Tennessee Sugar Artists Delta Fair, in the novelty division, and won 1st place. I looked for groups to join in my local area to help me grow in cake skills and business. I’ve met an awesome group of ladies that have become my friends and mentors. I was a Wilton Method instructor for a short time but decided to focus on growing my business. I am a volunteer baker for Icing Smiles, and I donate cakes to other local organizations in my community.
I always try to challenge myself and learn new techniques through online classes. The best part of my business is seeing the joy on my clients' faces when they see their custom cakes, cookies, and treats I created for them. I can finally say I’m starting to live my dream, and the journey is just beginning.
Peanut Butter Mousse
1 18-ounce jar creamy peanut butter (2 cups)
2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
2 cups chilled whipping cream
Bring cream cheese to room temp.
Using electric mixer, beat peanut butter and cream cheese in large bowl to blend. Add powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons vanilla extract and beat until well blended. Using clean dry beaters, beat 2 cups whipping cream in medium bowl until stiff peaks form; fold into peanut butter mixture in 4 additions.
Note: I found this recipe on the internet last year, so I’m not sure how to give credit to, but it’s amazing! It’s my go to for peanut butter lovers.