A friend's dream became her reality as she started Faith Baked Cakes.
She started a baking business three years ago in Rogersville, but Shona House started baking as a child. She made her first cake for her grandmother with an Easy-Bake-Oven.
"My grandmother loved it so much she said she wasn't going to eat it and she wanted it to set it on her dresser," Shona House said.
That cake still survives in her commercial kitchen.
Her faith helped her through a terrible loss and convinced her to start Faith Baked Cakes. http://faithbakedcakes.com/ by Emily Stroud and Brian Holt
But let's back up.
Shona married her high school sweetheart and owned a small bakery until she decided to be a stay at home mom.
"I decided that I couldn't stay in that shop from daylight until dark because who would raise Landon?" she said.
When Landon was about to graduate from high school a few years ago, a family friend named Sarah told Shona about a dream she had. In the dream Shona built a cake shop attached to her house and prayed for those who ordered and received her cakes.
"And she said and you also put stickers on your boxes that had bible verses on them just to help people have a better day," she said. "And she said the name of your shop was Faith Baked Cakes."
The day before her oldest son graduated something horrible happened. The rest of the family was in a wreck.
"We were in a horrible car accident and Eric took direct impact and was killed instantly. So I was left with what am I going to do to make a living for me and my boys," she said.
The new widow prayed for an answer.
"The dream just kept coming back and I was like, God, what do you want me to do? What am I going to do here? And the dream just kept coming back and it was as if, I've already told you what to do," she said.
The people of Rogersville helped her build the cake shop. Then a caterer who was going out of business offered her an amazing price for all her kitchen equipment.
"She said, Shona, the Lord wants me to give you a deal. And I was like ok. And she said $1,500 and it's yours," she said.
Then friends donated three ovens.
It all came together.
"I took it that God's with me and He's going to help me through this and He certainly has," she said.
Finally, she applied for a business license.
"They asked me what the name of the shop was going to be and I couldn't say anything but Faith Baked Cakes" she said.
She prays for her customers and each delicious item comes with a sticker: "Faith Baked Cakes. Psalms 34:8. Taste and see that the Lord is good."
"The dream came true," she said.