In what ways do you feel that a beautifully crafted dessert contributes to the happiness in a home?
When something is both beautiful and delicious, it becomes the centerpiece of the party. People love comfort food, and nothing is more comforting than a good dessert.
“We really attribute our success to our innovation and ability to creatively figure out how to keep our audience coming back.”
Your desserts are works of art. What types of desserts would you recommend as a centerpiece for at-home gatherings and why?
Cakes are always an amazing centerpiece. With so many styles, looks and ways to customize, they can really bring a party together. Also — who doesn’t love a good assortment of cookies or brownies? Our party trays are one of our biggest sellers and a nice way to offer guests variety at a great price.
What products would you recommend for the at-home baker, from the beginner to the seasoned pro?
Quality baking pans are always a must. They don’t need to be overly expensive; we use a lot of Wilton products. Putting parchment paper on the bottom of the pans before baking cakes or cookies also helps with getting them out of the pan after cooling. After all the hard work of baking a cake or cookies, the last thing you want is for them to stick.
Do you have any recommendations for podcasts, books or magazines to inspire creativity?
We use Pinterest for a lot of creative inspiration, or Instagram from fellow bakeries. Anything Martha Stewart is usually fabulous as well. In most cases, our customers really inspire us with their ideas for their celebrations.
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