My Name Is … Lauren Burcham

Manager at The Bundt Shoppe focuses on bringing light to others

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I’m a 23-year-old Lone Tree resident and I was born and raised here. My parents both grew up here as well.

I started working at The Bundt Shoppe in the Highlands Ranch Town Center about four months ago. I had a connection to the owner so I reached out, and it was during the pandemic and she was very gracious to interview me and I was able to get started quickly. 

Life at The Bundt Shoppe

I love working here, I love the community that comes into the shop. They’re all fun, friendly people. Working here is just a happy environment and lots of fun. It’s hard not to be joyful when dealing with cake and fun occasions.

Our first shop location was in Castle Pines, then we opened a Greenwood Village location. This shop is the newest and it’s been here three years.

I’m the manager here. We do have a full time baker but I help out with that when I can. My favorite of our cakes is probably the raspberry truffle.

Effects of the pandemic

COVID-19 has really impacted everything for me. It’s definitely impacted how I engage with people during this time. It can be scary to be in close proximity these days. There is a lot of fear around relationships and closeness, so I try to be a light and try to make sure they leave an interaction with me feeling happy and heard and understood. We are all dealing with challenges right now, so any way I can empathize and be a friend, that’s all I can do. Because that’s what I need as well.

Creating and traveling

I would call myself a creative, I love to paint and create. I do calligraphy on the side and I love baking as well. I live in Colorado so of course I love nature as well and activities like hiking and walking.

A fun fact is I lived in Chile and studied abroad there for four months. I got to immerse myself in the culture and it had such a big impact on my life.

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