Ally Rex and I met in while we were both working at a Theme Park here in Orlando, Florida and I knew quickly we would be friends. She’s incredibly creative, smart and witty! Currently Ally is working her way through school, while working full time to become a baker and OH she JUST GOT MARRIED!! (Congrats again!!) She juggles a lot, but she sure is a spit fire. Ally is a incredibly talented baker and I seriously HATE her Instagram….it always makes me hungry.
OK let’s jump right in here!
What’s your job? What does your day to day look like?
My full time job is a Box Office Agent at Blue Man Group, here in Orlando. I sell tickets, answer phone and chat with guests. I work seasonally at Disney at the Rivers of Light Show at Animal Kingdom where I help with the theater operations. Both of these jobs are helping me pay the bills while I finish school. Five to six days of the week I’m at work; my shift times change from week to week. I’m at school two days and in between all of that, I somehow find time to workout and spend time with my husband. We love to go to the Disney Parks!
You’re training to be a baker! What’s the tastiest thing you’ve ever baked? How about your worst? (Pictures for us to drool over would be nice too)
The tastiest thing is hard to pick! Anything made with pastry cream is probably my favorite; cream puffs and eclairs or fruit tarts! The worst for me comes down to personal preferences….I hate cherries and anything cherry flavored, so the black forest cake I made in my cakes class was not my favorite. I always stick to recipes and don’t wander from them too much, so everything always turns out well. Except for the one time a friend of mine and I were baking cookies at her house and we forgot to add the dry ingredients…..melted butter and sugar all over the inside of the oven!!!!
I spent a little over ten years dancing! I started in show choir in Junior High and continued onto the High School’s dance group. I did some choreography (mostly tap) in High School and continued on through college.
You recently got married!!! Give us the cliff notes of your wedding! Did you plan it yourself?
We went through Disney Fairy-tale Weddings, so we had a lot of help planning most of the aspects of the wedding. I loved it because we made all of the decisions, but our planner guided us through and made sure no details were forgotten. The day was everything we were hoping it would be! We got married at Disney’s Boardwalk resort with our reception at the Atlantic Dance Hall. It’s the best day of my life, so far!
Honestly, how many times (since you got married) has someone asked you “How’s Married Life”?
Probably an average of once a day.
So….How’s married life?
HAHA! It’s wonderful! I love knowing that I have my best friends as a partner for life!
No limits – What would be your ultimate dream career? What would you love to be doing?
Housewife. I enjoy cooking, baking (obviously), doing laundry and vacuuming. I have a lot of hobbies that are on the back burner because I don’t have enough hours in the day to fit them in when I work 40+ hours a week. I also love traveling and not having to request time off to do some would be fantastic.
Since my husband and I need my income for our household, my other dream career right now is to work at Amorette’s at Disney Springs. Everything in the bakery is absolutely gorgeous!
How inspired your baking career? Did you always know what you wanted to do?
I spent years floating around in a job, I happened to do well but wasn’t passionate about because I had no idea what I wanted to do in life. Baking was always a hobby I love, but I never thought about making it a career until a few years ago when all of my friends and family really started to encourage me to follow my passion. I chose to go back to school because of all the people who ate my cupcakes and said “You should open your own bakery!!”
Finding the courage to actually apply and get going with school was really tough. It took me many months of talking it out with my family and closest friends before I took the leap. I had to trust them, and trust myself that it was the right thing to do.
Who inspires you the most? What’s one woman that you look up to?
My Mom, Aunts, Grandma and friends all inspire me in different ways! I am so lucky to have so many strong, dedicated, loving ladies in my life! One who I really look up to though is my Matron of Honor, Christina. Life has dealt her some pretty crappy hands over the years and she has risen to every challenge and crushed every obstacle in her way! She is the strongest person I know and exudes grace, compassion, humility and HUMOR!
Let’s end this with your favorite quote!!
“Work like you don’t need the money, Sing like no one is listening. Dance life no one is watching. Love like you have never been hurt. “