Fluffy Thoughts Bakery was conceived in the year 2000, when a friend suggested that owner Lara Stuckey combine her two passions, art and baking, into a real business. Lara fell in love with baking at the tender age of five, producing her first creations from an EZ Bake Oven. She found the opportunity to bake at any occasion, experimenting with different flavors and textures. While in graduate school, Lara pursued a more structured baking experience, working part-time at DC based bakery Cakelove.
While at Cakelove, Lara observed the bakery business first-hand, and attributes much of her training under local entrepreneur and baker Warren Brown.
With a talent and background in art, Lara infuses sculpture, color, and design into each cake, and customizes her creations based on customer requests. Having participated in several cake decorating courses, most recently with world- renowned cake designer Colette Peters of Colette’s Cakes in New York City, and a Fundamental Pastry Techniques Course at L’Academie de Cuisine, Lara continues to perfect her skills as a cake baker and decorator.
Lara attended Marymount University with BA in Psychology minoring in Fine Arts and later went on to get an MA in Counseling Psychology.
In April of 2010, the Fluffy Thoughts Cakes storefront opened its doors offering cakes, cupcakes, coffee and many other treats for call McLeaners.
“Baking is therapeutic. Seeing customers’ faces once they see their cake is very rewarding. It is worth every single second that I invest into the cake.”
Lara Halabi Stein,
Owner, Fluffy Thoughts Bakery
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