Meet Erika Helwig!


Erika Helwig graduated from Oakland University with a Bachelor degree in Elementary Education, majoring  in social studies & minoring in math.  After teaching long-term sub jobs for over 2 years, she decided to leave the teaching profession & move on to her other passion…business. 

In 2013, she started an at-home business, Helwig’s Sweets, selling custom cakes & other gourmet desserts. She quickly found she had a knack for creating recipes during her study of baking science, and an extreme love for creating. 

A few years into working at home, Erika realized there was a severe lack of resources & support for women entrepreneurs, so she did what any leader would do…she founded her own group. Girlboss: Women Entrepreneurs was inspired by Sophia Amoruso’s book, #GIRLBOSS. Founded in 2016, Girlboss’ main focus is support for business women. Girlboss has two chapters & is celebrating it’s 5 year anniversary, September 2021.

Erika is currently co-owner of The Bakehouse in Shelby Township, a bakery & learning center, established in 2018, where she is head baker & teacher.

Erika Helwig
The Bakehouse

Published by Girlboss Detroit

Co-Owner of The Bakehouse Founder of Girlboss: Women Entrepreneurs

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