I wanted to meet some vendors in my area and build a relationship with them. I want to learn a bit more about them, take a peek into what they do, and of course share it with my clients. I believe in supporting local business, so my camera and I decided to interview the wonderful Maryellen. The moment I walked into her quaint shop in West Chester PA I knew exactly where I would be coming for my cupcakes.
I really enjoyed getting to know a little about Maryellen and look forward to sharing that with you.
1. Tell me about your business! What do you do? What makes your business different? How long have you been in business.
We are a full service bakery, minus bread. We have signature cake creations, cupcakes, and cake pops. We have a variety and unique pallet of flavors. We are the home of the Cake Pop Crew. The height of our cakes are our signature statement. I have been in business 18 years with retail location just over a year.
2. What was your inspiration for starting your own business?
As a women in a large family we were always in the kitchen. I have been cooking and baking with my nana since I was two years old. My stepdad got sick when I was in college so I started selling my baking. My first cake was a Winnie the Pooh cake. I realized I had a gift. I am completely self taught and went on from there.
3. What is your favorite part of your job?
The ability to be creative, customizing my clients orders, and that my clients giving me the creative freedom. I love that my job allows me to think outside the box and that I am not your standard bakery. We are known for being different.
4. What inspires you?
I am very competitive. I am inspired by children and elders. I am also very charitable, I think it is very important to donate to the community. I am costantly giving and receive a lot in return.
5. As a baker, what is the number one piece of advice you would pass along to new brides?
Order what you and your groom like. It is about you and don’t lost focus. Welcome others opinions, but know what you want. It is your day and it is about you and your groom.
It was wonderful meeting with Maryellen and her cupcakes and cake pops are amazing. Maryellen’s offers complimentary consultations. They offer 12 different flavored cakes, 5 butter creams, and 10 fillings at a tasting. Contact Maryellen for your consultation.
1332 B West Chester Pike
West Chester, PA 19382
Telephone: (484) 266-0710
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