Three years after she started it, Laura Liudahl has been adding product lines to her Laura’s Baking Delights custom dessert business.
And the Holmen woman has started thinking about moving it to a permanent location in about two years.
Liudahl bakes her cakes, cupcakes, cake pops and other desserts in the shared commercial kitchen in the Coulee Region Business Center, also known as the small business incubator, at 1100 Kane St. in La Crosse.
“I’d like to have my own space,” said Liudahl, who appreciates the incubator’s role in helping businesses get started. “I’d like to have a place to work that’s closer to my home.”
Liudahl, who has been baking since she was a young girl, recalled being given a “fun cupcakes” cookbook by someone in 2009. “I started making some of them and gave them to co-workers” at the J.C. Penney Co. department store in Valley View Mall, where she was working at the time, she said.
After the positive feedback she received from others, Liudahl started Laura’s Baking Delights in 2014. “I’m a very crafty person and I’ve always been doing things like that,” she said of her decision to go into the baking business.
“I love the crafty aspect, the decorating and…