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Meet Jarnell Garland of Baking It Pretty in Southwest

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jarnell Garland.

Jarnell, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I started Baking It Pretty in 2015. During this time I was in college finishing up my second degree. I’ve always had a passion for baking for as long as I can remember. When I was younger I’d spend all day making treats on my Easy-Bake oven since I was too young to use the real stove. Growing up my mother would join me in taking cake decorating classes at the local arts and crafts store to perfect my craft, at this time baking was only a hobby of mine and I had no idea later in life I’d be making a career out of it. Upon graduating high school I enrolled in Culinary Arts school it was during this time when I realized how much I enjoyed being in the kitchen and not only creating food that’s appealing to the eye, but to the taste buds as well.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Of course entrepreneurship isn’t easy. One of the biggest struggles I faced was self-doubt. Wondering if I’m “good enough”. Wondering if people would buy my product as well as trying to find ways to stand out from the competition. Once I began to believe in myself and see my worth everything started to fall into place.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Baking It Pretty – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Baking It Pretty specialize in custom desserts for all occasions. We offer a wide variety of desserts including dipped strawberries, cupcakes, cake pops, chocolate covered Oreos, candy apples, as well as custom cakes which is our most requested item. Our customers rave about how not only do our desserts look amazing, they taste great as well which ultimately set us apart from the competition. In addition to custom desserts, we also offer private cake decorating parties where guest can decorate their own personal cake and eat the finish product. As of today we are most proud of the quality of our products as well as our customer service. These are two major factors that every business should excel at to keep customers returning and referring others.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
My future plans for Baking It Pretty is to continue to grow my brand and perfect my craft.

Pricing:

  • Cupcakes – $36 per dz
  • Candy apples – $40per dz
  • Dipped Berries – $30 per dz
  • Cake pops – $30 per dz
  • Chocolate covered Oreos – $30 per dz
  • Cake – pricing varies

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