Jennifer Taylor-Miller started Fatty Cakes NY on a “total whim”.
Her job in children’s media wasn’t giving her the creative outlet she desired. So she started baking cookies as a way to feed her creativity.
Jennifer was playing an old-fashioned game of “Stump The Baker” where friends of hers would give her off the wall suggestions for cookies to bring into the office. One of the favorites of the office was an original flavor, the movie theater. A salted buttered popcorn cookie with Swedish fish. I know, it sounds crazy, but inspiration comes in so many forms.
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Sweet Fire Pepper Jelly was a happy accident:
Dana Stenzel of Sweet Fire Pepper Jelly started making a spicy pepper jelly by accident one day. She blames it on her husband. One I consider a “happy accident” (shout out to Bob Ross). Her first foray into using a co-packer she brought her ingredients to the facility. This brought on a chuckle from the packer because she brought enough ingredients to make a five pound batch. A test run for the packer required a minimum of 30 pound batches.
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Dane Rodgers has a day job, a beautiful wife, three of the cutest kids ever (one more on the way) and still finds time to bake some of the most amazing cookies you will ever stuff into your mouth. So, do not tell me you don’t have the time to go after your dreams and build your own business.
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Susie Wyshak Interviews artisan food producers and shares their secrets to successful business. Her Book “Good Food, Great Business” is a valuable resource that goes well beyond case studies.
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Dane Rodgers will be featured in an upcoming episode of The Food Craftsmen Podcast, but I thought I would get your mouth watering a bit as he describes his marshmallow cookies.
Dane has a unique view on his cookie business. He really believes in building, and supporting community around him. To show how much he appreciates you hearing more of his story on the podcast, he has set up a special discount for you. Make sure you listen to the episode when it airs to get the offer code.
I am a sucker for a great brownie, so when Melissa’s Yummy Mummy Brownies showed up to my door I knew I was in for a treat.