Maria Lawson began baking as a child with her mother. She worked in bakeries and held various positions while in high school and pursuing her Bachelor's degree. Maria has since worked in Corporate America for the last thirteen years maintaining her thriving bakery business on the side. While pursuing her Master's degree, along with her MBA team, wrote the business plan for Mini Cupcake Designs by Maria. Upon graduating, Maria decided to put her passion to work and make the business plan a reality - Minis by Maria was born. Minis by Maria specializes in mini bite size cupcakes and opened her first location in Alpharetta, Georgia in December 2013.