First and foremost, tell us about Tiny Kitchen Treats!
We are a custom cookie and cookie cake company based in Brooklyn. We do production and content and recently have grown our class and product offerings to include at home cookie decorating kits and spatulas. We have made cookies for the world’s top brands and done huge food styling installations too, like the Gingerbread Village at Madison Square Park and several gingerbread builds for TV and video production.
Have you always been a baker? How did you get your start within the bakery world?
Yes and no. I started baking when I was about 5, but it was always for fun, and for family and friends. Then in 2015, I was working in IB and I started to do it on the side for parties. A year later, I quit my job and baked full time from home until I outgrew that and moved into a shared rental kitchen. Two years after that we bought the bakery!
In what ways has your business changed because of the pandemic?
Every way. More cleaning (and we were already clean freaks by any standard) is the biggest change! We also started to sell cookie decorating kits and teach online classes. We stagger employees so there is never more than three to four people here.
TKT has such an impressive and diverse client list, ranging from Google, to Spotify, Dior, Amazon, Chanel, and Nickelodeon… The list goes on! What advice would you give to bakers that aspire to the same level of success?
Your first orders will always come from family and friends, then one degree of separation orders and beyond, but no matter who it’s for- treat every order and person with the same respect and care. Pretend every order is for the royal family or your mama since she’s my queen ☺
If you were to leave us with something to think about, what would it be?
Please remember to be kind despite your own struggles. You never know what someone else is going through. Conversely, if you need help, please reach out and ask for help. And finally, give back however you can. Money, time, or emotional support. If we all helped each other, the world would be a better place.
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