What started off as a small home bakery that has blossomed into a full blown business that continues to grow every day!
Meet the Baker
My name is Sue Hall and I am the owner of Cranked Up Confections.
I am wife to the love of my life & mother of two amazing children, lover of coffee and creator of delicious food.
I am a self-taught baker who grew up in my grandmother's kitchen just outside of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This is where my love of all things cooking and baking began.
I lost my grandmother to cancer on February 2, 2010, but I know she must have a huge smile on her face as she looks down on me and sees my love of all that she had taught me in the kitchen continues.
Perfecting My Skills
I spent time in the kitchen as the head chef at hunting lodges in Kentucky, Illinois and Montana as well as cooking in a small local restaurant in Montana before we moved to Lousiana.
I traveled to New Orleans and spent time learning from Maria Emmerich (Keto Lifestyle Expert & International Best Selling Author), Andress Blackwell (President and CEO of Swerve Sweets) and Ben McLauchlin (Swerve Director of Baking) so I could grow my knowledge in the kitchen and perfect my keto baking skills.
The Bakery is Born
Cranked Up Confections came about in the spring of 2020 (yes during the COVID shutdowns I was just opening up my doors) when I was asked by so many people to offer my baked goods and keto items for sale.
I researched the laws, got all of my paperwork in order and started my little business from the kitchen of our home in Bossier City, Louisiana, under the state's Cottage Food Laws.
My dream of having a retail bakery became a reality and in September 2023 when I opened my retail location in our new Kansas hometown!
Cranked Up Confections became SEBD Certified (Small and Emerging Business Development) in the state of Louisiana and also certified with Louisiana Department of Economic Development as a Small Entrepreneurship within the Hudson Initiative.
I also took the lead to help improve the cottage food laws in the State of Louisiana, working closely with State Representative Dottie Horton as well as the Institute for Justice. Through those efforts HB 828 was passed the 2022 Legislative Session and signing to law by Governor John Edwards on May 18, 2022, improving the laws for home bakers across the state by increasing the gross annual sales threshold.
I was featured as one of 4 women-owned restaurants on the front page of the Shreveport Times, sharing this honor with the amazing owners of Prepped Up Meals, Mi Meza Latin Cuisine and Glow Alchemy Kitchen.
We moved to Kansas in April 2022 when my husband returned to working at Whitetail Heaven Outfitters.
Our new hometown already had a bakery on Main Street so I continued to bake and decorate custom cookies and cakes from my home, gaining new customers and preparing to return to the kitchen as the chef during hunting season.
Thank you for choosing
Cranked Up Confections!
I am happiest when I am in the kitchen creating and learning new things that I can offer my amazing customers. I absolutely love being a part of people's special moments with my edible sugar art!