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Article from "Made with Passion" from 2011
Cakes by Capano is a family run, home based business that makes delicious and gorgeous custom cakes for all occasions, including weddings and birthdays. They are Located in Fort Thomas, Kentucky, just 8 minutes from downtown Cincinnati. Cakes by Capano started when Jennifer Capano’s husband, David, told her to go bake a cake.
Jennifer Capano is the owner of Cakes by Capano. She was an elementary school teacher for 9 years before realizing her dream of designing, baking, and decorating cakes.
I’ve always enjoyed baking. My favorite part of going to a wedding was always to see the cake and the details that the artist created. When I became engaged and went to the bridal shows, it was my favorite part of the bridal shows. I was more interested in checking out the cake designs and I wound up designing my own wedding cake.
Shortly after she was married, Jennifer told her husband about her passion. One of the best things that you can do in a marriage is to tell your spouse what you really want. Her husband heard her loud and clear and gave her a cake decorating kit for Christmas in 2002.
When David gave me my toolkit, he told me “Now here’s your toolkit, go and take the classes and don’t let anything hold you back.”
At the time, Wilton was offering three different cake decorating courses. The following spring, Jennifer took all three. Wilton is the industry leader in the cake decorating business, and the Wilton School of Cake Decorating & Confectionary Art is internationally renowned. Wilton has literally written the book on cake decorating.
In the fall of 2003, Jennifer was challenged with her first paying gig. A friend asked Jennifer for a wedding cake. Some people turn down their first big job out of fear of failure. Some people accept and get in over their head. Jennifer, encouraged by her husband, took the job.
She succeeded, and the wedding cake was a huge hit.
I thought to myself, “I can do this.” I realized that