Today we’d like to introduce you to Angeles Brito.
Angeles, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I have always been someone that loves to decorate. Whether that be my home or for parties and special events. I was always the person everyone called for help and ideas. I also loved to bake so I started decorating cakes for birthday’s but never felt completely content with it.
Then one day I decided to take a royal icing decorating class and I was hooked! It was like something clicked and I found my passion. Being able to combine my passion for decorating with my passion of baking was perfect. No order is the same and each cookie requires attention to detail. It is a very calming process for me from mixing, cutting out, baking, and decorating. I love to see the look on clients’ faces when they see their finished order!
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
The beginning of small business was definitely the hardest. I spent many days refining my dough recipe until I found the perfect one that had the best taste held its shape and had a smooth surface for decorating. I also had to buy a lot of different products to find which works best and was the best quality for my clients. Also when you first start up it is a bit of a struggle to grow your client base. I have been very lucky to have my first customers refer their friends and family which I am very grateful for. Word of mouth is always the best compliment!
Please tell us about Darling Cookie Crumbs.
I own Darling Cookie Crumbs which specializes in royal icing decorated cookies. I help make your special events a little more festive and special. I can customize any shape or color to match your theme. They are great for baby showers, birthdays, bachelorette parties, weddings, retirement or a simple just because. I use only the best ingredients and make them fresh the week of your order to make sure you are getting a quality product. Each cookie is complimentary heat sealed to lock in freshness and also to make it easy to hand as party favors! I am proud to be able to offer cookies at a great price. Yes, cookie decorating is very labor intensive so the pricing matches. However, I still want to be affordable so that everyone can experience the added touch of happiness decorated cookies bring.
So I did a lot of market research of other cookie prices in Houston and priced my slightly below to help people that might not have a lot to spend but still want the experience. I also have a questionnaire where I get all the details or what you want in an order so I can provide you with a custom quote. If there is a budget you have set we can work around it and I can tell you different things we can modify to help keep the price at your budget level. I love all my clients and I want them to feel comfortable with the price and happy with the product!
Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
My favorite childhood memory is my easy bake oven. I would spend hours (literally those things took forever to bake anything) mixing and baking different things. My mother even got me an apron and I felt so professional at the time.
- All cookies are 3″-4.5″ depending on the shape and are 1 dozen minimum order. Minis are also available and are 2 dozen minimum order.
- Minis-$24 for 2 dozen.
- Also offer mini packs for holidays!
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