In 2010 Tisha was at the top of her game as a corporate executive progressing through the highly matrixed infrastructure of the hospitality sector at a Fortune 1000 company. She was well respected and known for getting things done. But after 20 years of navigating the highs and lows of corporate politics she began thinking it might be time to change paths. She wanted to take her expertise in creating and developing customer-centric brand experiences and do something that was more meaningful, made people truly happy and gave back to the community. And then on a trip to Dallas Tisha stopped in a Nothing Bundt Cake shop and an idea began to take shape. The bakery was adorable, the cake was delicious and the owners were 2 women who didn’t compromise with their ingredients, integrity or the pursuit of the perfect recipe. They were looking for franchisees that would take care of their brand and nurture its home-kitchen roots as well as understand the need for a savvy business acumen to thrive in today’s competitive marketplace. Everything spoke to Tisha’s soul, so in 2011 she happily traded in her heels for an apron and she and her sister, Shannon Van Meter, opened the first Nothing Bundt Cake east of the Mississippi river.
Since opening its doors in 2011 the bakery has become a huge success and is loved by their many, many loyal customers as well as the first time walk-in visitors that take that initial bite of deliciousness. Tisha and Shannon’s shop has become a training ground for new bakeries as they go through the opening process and a testing location for new ideas coming out of the main office. They were named Sandy Springs Small Business of the Year their first year open and received numerous corporate awards. But the more compelling part of the story is definitely what goes on behind the scenes and how Tisha and Shannon have touched the heart of Sandy Springs neighborhood with their cakes.