Hello fellow bakers and dessert connoisseurs! I would like to take some time to introduce myself so that you know a little bit about my background. I am a consultant by day and an aspiring dessert shop owner at all other times. Much of my free time throughout my life has been spent creating delicious desserts for the enjoyment of friends and family, though it’s not my only hobby. I also love to travel, spend time with family and friends, play soccer, snowboard, and spend time outside. I was born and raised in Flower Mound and have two amazing parents, a brother, and a dog whom I all love dearly. I travel weekly for work, which makes providing my cookie balls a bit more difficult, but it has also allowed me to meet an immense amount of people (who can taste-test my cookie balls as well).
I have always had a dream to pursue both engineering and baking, but decided to give desserts a shot first. In my mind, the dream of owning my own dessert shop seemed a bit far fetched, but one day in the car, my friend Brian started discussing the way to make my dream a reality. However, it was not an easy path. First of all, although my desserts were usually well loved by anyone who tried them, they weren’t necessarily the prettiest site (see photo on the left). Hence, my first goal was to practice until I was able to come up with cookie balls that not only taste good, but look pretty as well. After some practice, my desserts went from being something only enjoyed by my close friends and family to something I could share with the entire Dallas metroplex (and hopefully more areas to come).
Once I was able to get the cookie balls to look the way I wanted, the business aspect began. There is SO much more to running a home-based food business than I ever would have thought. There are actually a lot of rules when operating a home food business and in many states it’s not even legal. The type of foods you can sell are even very limited, which ended up being another road block for me as well. After a few months and a lot of trial and error, I was finally in the position where I believe I could begin to start selling my cookie balls, so I launched my Facebook site. Wow, what a feeling! And hopefully it will only get better and more exciting from here.