Positive Highlights: Feeding our sweet tooth

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Mary Ekene

By Mary Ekene

Denise Sezer is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.   She is the mother of three daughters and a son and also the grandmother of 10 grandchildren.  

She started to bake at an early age in the kitchen with her grandmother.  

“My grandmother always said to me, one day you will grow up and have a husband.  A man does not want a woman who cannot cook,” Sezer told me as she chuckled.

She explained to me how that was engraved in her mind and she started cooking and baking for her family and friends. She would bake at local events in the neighborhood and would hear the positive feedback about her baking.  

Sezer owned a café in Baton Rouge, Louisiana but had to close it down due to Hurricane Katrina.

“It was heartbreaking, all of my hard work. But I really hope to own my own bakery one day and really expand,”  Sezer expressed.

Due to the loss of her café, she started working for food service and working for the school district in the cafeteria for three years in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  After meeting her husband, she decided to move to Orange, Texas.

Sezer went through several months trying to find work in Orange, Texas and decided to do the one thing she knew she was best at – baking.  

Sezer’s Cupcake Palace was born and she decided to put 100 percent dedication into her business.  

She has baked for churches and local events and for friends and family.  

“I really enjoy what I do and all of the support I receive from the community is great,” Sezer said.

Denise Sezer, the City of Orange is proud of you.

Continue to do a great job feeding our sweet tooth.


Mary Ekene/ Activist for Bring Positivity Back/ Owner/CEO of Livol