Christie Berry McCabe’s 4th grade students at Spring Creek Elementary in Richardson ISD say she’s a sweetie. Their parents appreciate the creative ways she finds to make learning fun for her students. Now, Christie is taking all that sweetness and creativity and combining it with her second love – baking – to create a new business called Daily Dose of Sweet.

Christie learned to bake at home with her mom, Barbara, and her three sisters, all Lake Highlands grads (Katie 2000, Natalie 2006 and Martie 2012). “When we were little, we would go to my grandma’s house before Thanksgiving, and all the girls would bake the desserts,” she told me. “Then, when I went to college (she, like the rest of the Berry girls, are proud Baylor Bears), I started baking on my own for friends and roommates. When I graduated, I discovered the world of baking blogs, and I was hooked. Since then, I haven’t stopped baking and testing out my own recipes.”

Christie is starting her business small, offering birthday cakes and party treats made after-school and on weekends for friends and folks who hear by word-of-mouth. She also does cupcakes and wedding sweets, and she says her favorite things to bake and her best sellers are her decorated sugar cookies.

Christie is married to LH 2005 grad Taylor McCabe, and he takes the photos for her baking blog. (He admits he’s had to double-up on his work out schedule since becoming her number one taste-tester.)

You can check out Daily Dose of Sweet here and see Taylor’s beautiful photography of non-food subjects here.