Janie learned her craft from her great-grandmother, “Papu.” With Papu, it was all about a pinch of this and a dash of that–very little measuring, a whole lot of instinct. Janie deepened her culinary skills at the Culinary Institute of America, up somewhere in Yankee land. But Janie felt the pull of home and eventually opened her little bakery on a side street in Tyler, Texas. Wasn’t long before Tyler folks were telling other folks about this all-natural pound cake that had a taste somewhere just south of heaven. That’s when Janie soon found herself in the mail-order business, trucking cakes all across North America.