"If I knew then what I know now about starting a business, I wouldn't have done it. When starting a business, you can't just think about the money." While discussing the difficulty of starting a business, Joanne and Thomas have learned many important lessons along the way. "We've learned how to say no, because we have to protect our small business."
Cupcakes before they are iced
"Sometimes people bring in recipes they would like me to recreate, and we work together until it's just the way they remembered it. It's really special that people trust me to make their special family recipes." Recipes in the bakery come from a variety of sources, such as her own family recipes.
Joanna icing a slice of cake
A variety of baked goods are made daily, including eclairs, cream horns, iced brownies, coffee cakes and cinnamon rolls. In the summer, ice cream is sold, which is popular among the child who live in the neighborhoods nearby. "We wish we could have it year-round, but it's too expensive. But we know the kids really enjoy it, which is why we keep doing it."