1. In a sentence or two, could you tell us what you do?
There are two halves to my business. The first is making custom cakes and cupcakes for local customers and the second is my Etsy store where I ship things like chocolates, cookies, and cake pops all over the world for people to enjoy. I love having the opportunity to branch out and have people enjoying my work from all over the world.
2. What inspired you to create (your etsy shop or specific chocolate-related product)?
I think my most popular sellers, the Star Wars chocolates, are really what inspired me to start my Etsy store. I knew from the beginning that I wanted to make them as well as other geeky themed treats. After I found the best ways to ship my products my Etsy store was born and I never looked back. It has done nothing but grow and amaze me since then!
3. What is your first chocolate memory?
I honestly can’t recall anything specific but I have always been a huge sweets junky! For as long I can remember I have been trying to get my hands on all the chocolate and sweets that I can at any given time! (we can all relate to that!)
4. What’s your favorite part of your chocolate business?
The fan photos and happy stories from customers! Seeing kids enjoying their treats, or the smile of someone who received them as a gift always brightens my day!
5. What’s a typical workday like for you?
Often when I work it’s for very long hours as I like to make my products as close to shipping/delivery dates as possible. Many times I work through the night just so that I can ship products out early the next morning. Its important to me that my customers are getting the freshest possible treats from me!
6. What books or magazines are you currently reading?
I always have a large stack of cake related books and magazines to get around to. I love looking and reading about other peoples creative passions and edible works of art! However in my personal life I am also a huge fan of Chuck Palahniuk books.
7. What is your favorite tool or gadget for your business (baking or business related)?
8. What are you currently working on? Anything new that we should look out for?
I am hoping to have quiet a few new things released to my Etsy store very soon including Mockingjay chocolate lollipops, Boba Fett/upgraded Star Wars gift sets, and Children’s party dessert packs which include things like custom cupcake toppers, chocolates, and other treats in the theme of your choice!