His favorite cake to decorate so far? His own wedding cake. “I definitely wasn’t going to show up to my wedding and think, I don't like this cake,” Scott laughs. So, he created his own rose-adorned cake for the special day and recreated a smaller version of the cake for his recent wedding anniversary.
Bringing Light to Tough Times
The cakes he makes for Walmart customers offer him a window into people’s lives. One of his favorite parts of his job is how it lets him join, in a small way, celebrations like birthdays, weddings and anniversaries.
“I'm just blessed,” he says. Some customers have told him he was a “light” in 2020, bringing joy to what was a challenging year for many.
Scott describes a recent cake—one that was particularly moving to create. It was a birthday cake shaped and decorated like a bathtub for a boy named Camden who is being treated for a rare, life-threatening disease.
“I almost lost it,” he says of narrating the boy’s story on his video for Facebook. “Because I’ve got kids myself. I met his mom. She brought me a T-shirt that said, ‘Camden’s journey,’ and I rocked it that day.”
Passion On and Off the Clock
When he gets off work, Scott loves to spend time with his wife and two kids. He’s also learning to bake, something he doesn’t do at Walmart.
“I just love being creative at work,” Scott explains. “I found cake decorating, and I get to be creative while getting paid for it. There's nothing better than that.”
Scott’s enthusiasm clearly shows. His store manager, Tina Wadleigh says that Scott “pours every bit of himself into making each customer’s celebration perfect. Scott is the definition of an artist. His work is beautiful!”