Allison Dake (GHS ’94) is selected as one of Oklahoma Magazine’s top 40 individuals under 40.
Allison is the Owner/Operator of Brown Egg Bakery and Co-owner of Dake Morgan: A Modern Wedding Collaboration
“Starting a business and keeping it running and successful is not for the faint of heart,” Dake says. As the owner and operator of two small businesses, she is well aware of the challenges and drawbacks that business owners face. However, for Dake, the rewards far outweigh the missed holidays, birthdays, vacations and social events. “I work when most people are off, and that’s just a part of the job. If you want it bad enough, and you are able to grow accustomed to the workload, the benefits will be far more rewarding than the disadvantages,” she says. Dake also uses her baking and design skills to provide birthday cakes to children in the foster care system in the Oklahoma City area. “Many of them have never had the opportunity to celebrate their birthday, let alone have their own birthday cake,” she says. “I hear stories of 18-year-old young adults crying when the children and staff sing happy birthday to them because it just has never happened to them before.”
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