It all began....with a cupcake and a topper!
Okay, okay...I won't be that cheesy! But it really did! Heidi, from Sabrosa Cupcake Co and I started talking about a year ago. She was placing orders for toppers non-stop! I thought it would be fun to try her cupcakes, they had to be good, right? She was certainly busy! So we ordered some for Shauna's party ~ absolutely delicious!!
The orders continued and the friendship began. We always said "Someday, we've got to do something!"
Heidi and I kept doing more and more work together. It was all making sense.
To have cupcakes, candy and favor goods in one location...would be heaven to be a part of and a wonderful convenience and experience for the community!
A few phone calls later and Heidi and I were looking at a location ~ couldn't be better!
Alright, so it's not looking like a Cupcake/Candy Shop just yet but give it a few months and some splashes of hot pink and black.....
I mentioned that the location couldn't be more perfect, right? Yes! Those are the two schools through the trees....there will be a little pathway through for my kiddos to walk each day after school! (With some friends, of course!)
Oh...did I forget to mention this is located in Rockport, the town we are moving to soon and that will be where the children will go to school! And Heidi lives close by, as well!
We met with the owners....and we knew it was meant to be! Carolyn had previously owned a scrapbook store (yep, a fellow paper lover) AND she had visited DC Cupcakes, Sprinkles....yep, a cupcake lover, as well! She has been a wonderful motivator.
In her words "You have to go out on a limb~that's where the fruit is!" A true believer in going after your dream!
Heidi texted one evening 'Dessert Divas ~ what do you think?' Loved it! We wanted something with some sass. Something fun but letting people also know what we were about. This covered it and we went with it!
Logo and website are in the design process.
Heidi and I are super excited about this opportunity! Timing is good and location is great. We love what we do and are a perfect fit! We will be offering cupcakes, custom desserts each week, a wall of candy, huge assortment of containers for both favors and dessert bars (hence the name 'Dessert Divas') and also offer that as a service for your event, as we are currently doing.
And yes, I will continue my online business of custom paper party goods. I will also offer those same items in the store. This will be amazing for me ~ to have more space to work in. A true studio.
We will also have a coffee bar and tables for both parents and kiddos to enjoy their treats and visit. And we have been asked by many about parties...we will be offering some fun cupcake decorating parties and seasonal gatherings! As well as, story time, girls night out with wine/cupcake tastings and I am sure as many other events as we can dream up! And, of course, after school specials!
Kitchen equipment, candy bins and product are being purchased. Awnings are being designed and with a text every 15 minutes, Heidi and I are designing the whole interior!!! And loving every minute of it!!
(example of the pictures I send Heidi...from Home Goods...good thing we have unlimited texting!)
She'll ask 'where did you see that?' My response "In the back of my car!"
We are a few months out in opening the store. We have the build out to do and are taking our time in getting things together. This is a dream come true for both of us and want to do it right! And at the same time want to maintain the businesses we have each grown on our own.
We have set up a page on Facebook and will share events that the Dessert Divas work on through the holiday season!
We will also take you through our adventure of opening
The Dessert Divas ~ Cupcakes, Candy & Custom Party Goods!!