Jan Marie JacksJan Marie Jacks founded and owns the award-winning Dreamcakes Bakery in Homewood, Alabama. She graduated from UAB in 1980 from the Department of Nutrition Sciences in the School of Health Professions.

High quality goods and excellent customer service allowed Dreamcakes to quickly outgrow the small Cahaba Heights location she had in the first six months. She relocated to Homewood and her staff and customer base has been growing ever since.

In her first year of operation, Jan Marie won the prestigious Emerging Business of the Year Award from the Birmingham Business Alliance. Over the last few years, numerous honors include Best of Birmingham Awards for Best Cupcake, Best Dessert and Best Bakery from Birmingham Magazine.

In 2013, Dreamcakes was named "The Best Little Cupcake in Alabama" in a statewide contest sponsored by AL.com.

Upon being named to the UAB Excellence in Business Top 25 class of 2014, Jacks was featured in an article by the School.