May 1, 2024 - Food and Drink

How Bondurant's "Home Slice" bakery owner starts her day

Laura wearing an apron in her bakery and a flight of four pies on the right

Laura Lacina and four of her famous "pie flights." Photos: Courtesy of Lacina

In 2020, when everything was locked down due to the pandemic, Laura Lacina was at home in Bondurant with her kids. All day.

Driving the news: When she needed time for herself, she baked pies.

  • Those pies were shared on social media with friends and family, but people started asking to buy pies.
  • The requests led her to start a home bakery business and, in 2022, her own Bondurant storefront: Home Slice Handmade Pies.

The intrigue: Lacina's love for baking is recent. Before 2020, when her now-husband asked if she wanted any baking items on their wedding registry, she declined.

  • But now she says "It's a stress relief. And it's therapeutic."

Where to find a pie: Lacina is selling her pies from her storefront during the Bondurant Farmer's Market, which starts today, from 6-8pm.

  • The store is also open 4-7pm Thurs., 1-7pm Fri. and 10am-5pm Sat.

Here's how Lacina starts her day:

Wake up: 6am.

🍳 Breakfast: Lacina is cooking three eggs for her 8-year-old son and Nutella toast for her 5-year-old daughter.

  • For herself, it's usually something quick like a shake or coffee.

📚 What she's reading: Social media and business emails.

💡 Her advice for aspiring professional bakers: Be consistent.

  • "It's easy to dream big, and you should dream big, but figure out what you can do consistently now in your stage of life," she says.
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