WHY WAS IT IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO OPEN BIRD?
I've always loved baking and making my own recipes for cookies and cupcakes. Even when I was only doing television, I would come home and bake. It’s therapeutic. You never know how your day is going to go but you know that if you combine certain ingredients, it's going to come out well. I've always loved the immediate gratification of baking. I've grown up with a family of chefs and restaurant owners — it’s always been in my DNA.
And I saw a need for it. Five years ago most people in San Antonio people were going to the grocery store to get their cupcakes with who knows what ingredients, so I definitely saw a need for cupcakes in the area.
Also, I felt like my grandmother was there watching. She had her company blocks away from where we’re located. She was my best friend and it was a way to remain close to her. When somebody passes away it’s really difficult to maintain that memory. It was a gift to be able to share her legacy with people who didn’t know her.