Monday, February 27, 2012

Journey to the Jillicious Desserts Bakeshop (Part 1)

It's been an exciting, long, crazy, busy, stressful journey and just three months ago, I saw my dream of owning a bakeshop finally become a reality. So many things had to fall into place, so many people helped and hours and hours of planning, organizing and learning have all come together to create our new retail bakeshop.

Many people have asked me about our history and how we found this location of our bakeshop and although it may have seemed to have happened quickly, here is the timeline of what was happening behind the scenes and some of the details that made up this process.

If you have ever started your own business, you understand how much work goes into getting a real brick and mortar location up and running--but, for those of you that haven't experienced this, I hope I can provide the insight and details about how my experience worked out.

But I should start at the beginning, which takes us back to 2004...

Friday, February 24, 2012


Welcome to the NEW Jillicious Desserts Bakeshop Blog! 

I wanted to start a new blog along with opening my new Jillicious Desserts Bakeshop and share my experience from beginning Jillicious Desserts as an idea I had while in culinary school to starting it as a part-time business, then to a full-time business out of my licensed home kitchen to our retail bakeshop where we are currently located.

This blog will also be a place where I will share our history, new dessert products, provide helpful tips for planning your wedding cake and/or desserts, information about our specialty cakes and other things related to Jillicious Desserts.

I hope that this blog will be something that you as our customers and friends will enjoy reading and sharing our journey as the Jillicious Desserts Bakeshop.  And we always welcome comments and thoughts that you would like to share with us.

*Coming up next...
We will have a three-part series of the history and journey of the Jillicious Dessert Bakeshop!