Get Ready for Cupcakes and Conversations with Nicki Sanders!


Conversations with Nicki Sanders is a special interview feature that showcases the success strategies, advice, and career journeys of authentic women leaders in a variety of industries.

Everyone who knows me knows that I LOVE cupcakes and that each month I have a cupcake from a different bakery and that when I travel, I try to find a new bakery in each location. I’ve eaten cupcakes in 14 of the 19 states where I’ve traveled.

Get ready for Cupcakes and Conversations with Nicki Sanders!!

Are you ready to elevate your confidence, competence, and credibility as a leader? Cupcakes and Conversations with Nicki Sanders is a monthly virtual networking session for professional women. Each 2nd Wednesday of the month I will facilitate a virtual chat about leadership, sisterhood, and careers. This is an opportunity to learn and grow with a circle of amazing women leaders. Don’t forget to bring your favorite cupcake.

But wait, there’s MORE! (In my game show host voice LOL)

I am bringing Cupcakes and Conversations with Nicki Sanders LIVE to my neighborhood and also taking it on the road!

Where is the best place to have a cupcake in your hometown?

I Am Accepting Speaking and Networking Invitations!

Yes, you have the opportunity to bring me to your city!

Let’s get together for cupcakes paired with authentic leadership, sisterhood, and career conversations!

And in case you want to know where I’m going next, you can follow my cupcake love journey by following me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook (@nickisandersceo) and following #NickiLovesCupcakes hashtag.  Check out my 3 year cupcake journey recap below.

My 2019 Cupcake and Bakery of the Month (Stay tuned…)

January – Classic Bakery, Gaithersburg, MD

February – Milk and Honey Cafe, College Park, MD

March – Baked and Wired, Washington, DC

April – April is my birthday month and I celebrated with a lot of cupcakes on my birthday trip.

  • Frost Bakeshop, Memphis TN
  • The Painted Cupcake, Nashville, TN
  • Walmart, West Memphis, Arkansas
  • The Cake Lady Bakery, Southaven, MS 
  • Sweet Hearts Patisserie, Annapolis, MD  

May – Trinity Washington University, Washington, DC (Faculty and Senior Luncheon)

June – Carytown Cupcakes, Richmond, VA

July – Alexis Streets, Laurel, MD

August – Smallcakes A Cupcakery, Annapolis, MD

My 2018 Cupcake and Bakery of the Month

January – Buzz Bake Shop – Arlington, VA

February – Lavender Moon Cupcakery – Alexandria, VA

March – Cup Love – Baltimore, MD

April – Smallcakes A Cupcakery – Albuquerque, NM (Birthday Trip)

May – Last Crumb of Cake – Gaithersburg, MD

June – Au Bon Pain Bakery – Washington, DC

July – Sweet and Natural Vegan Café – Washington, DC

Sugar Art Custom Cakes & Sweets – Lumberton, NC

August – Magnolia Bakery – Waco, TX

Fluellen Cupcakes – Dallas, TX

September – Sticky Fingers – Washington, DC

October – Lancaster Cupcakes – Lancaster, PA

November – Grandview Bakery – Pittsburgh, PA

December – Buttercream Bake Shop – Washington, DC

My 2017 Cupcake and Bakery of the Month

January – Cheesecake Factory – Columbia, MD

February – Savvy Treats – Rockville, MD

March – Vanilla Desserterie – Linthicum Heights, MD

April – April is my birthday month and I celebrated with a lot of cupcakes on my trip to Atlanta.

  • Atlanta Breakfast Club
  • Sprinkles Bakery
  • Piece of Cake
  • Crumbles by Nicole
  • Gigi’s Cupcakes

May – Midnite Confections Cupcakery – Baltimore, MD

June – Pretty Girl Cupcakery – Oxon Hill, MD

Magnolia Bakery and Molly’s Cupcakes – Chicago, IL

July – Lilly Magilly’s Cupcakery – Gaithersburg, MD 

August – Kake Korner – Laurel, MD

Cupcakes by Cynthia – Halethorpe, MD

September – My trip to Orlando, FL landed me in Erin McKenna’s Bakery in Dosney and I had a delicious treat from Jake’s Cupcake In A Jar while at the Tom Joyner Family Reunion Expo.

October – Frosting Bakeshop in Richmond, VA

November – I had a pumpkin cupcake to celebrate the season from the Wegman’s bakery in Columbia, MD, and a cupcake from the famous Carlo’s Bakery in Orlando, FL.

December – Shortcake Bakery here at home and a Mickey Mouse inspired cupcake from the Screen Door General Store bakery at Disney’s Boardwalk in Orlando.

Nicki Sanders, MSW, is a Leadership and Career Strategist who helps mid and senior level women leaders develop the confidence, competence, and credibility to lead with authenticity and boldness. She has an extensive background in leading multi-disciplinary teams, developing and managing programs, and forming public-private partnerships. She is a college professor with a passion for teaching and mentoring the next generation of leaders. Nicki is an accomplished supervisor, trainer, and group facilitator who has merged her Master of Social Work degree and over 20 years of diverse work experience into a thriving business. Nicki Sanders Leadership Consulting assists companies in expanding their influence and impact by enhancing employee recruitment, increasing employee morale and performance, and decreasing employee turnover.  Nicki is a travel and cupcake lover who also enjoys reading, listening to music, and serving her community.

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