ABOUT

Laura Davenport, Founder

The Blue Julep was founded by Laura after she traded careers as an attorney to pursue her passion in baking and pastry.

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My Story

My love for baking and all things sweet is rooted in my southern upbringing. Born and raised a Kentucky girl, I grew up in a home where my mom made supper every night; dessert, always from scratch, was a common staple. She is an amazing cook and baker – my mouth is watering just thinking about her wonderful food! I watched and occasionally worked in her catering and wedding cake business. As a young girl, I immersed myself into all of her cookbooks and cake decorating books. To this day, I’d rather snuggle up with a good cookbook than a novel! After high school, I attended the University of Kentucky (Go Cats!) and graduated with a BS in chemistry. Later, I became an attorney and settled in Jackson with my husband Steve (he was born and raised in Jackson). After having our fifth child, I decided that juggling home and career was not for me, so I stepped away from the practice of law.