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CKB Products Wholesale

CKB Products is a wholesale distributor specializing in the distribution of an extensive selection of consumer goods at wholesale prices. We also provide professional engraving services for a variety of gifts and favors. We are committed to supplying reliable products made of high-quality materials while still maintaining affordable prices. Order online today. Learn more about… [read more]

When Demand Exceeds Supply with Jen Holmer El-Azzi & Danny El-Azzi

Jen Holmer El-Azzi & Danny El-Azzi live in Austin, TX and sell sourdough crackers with their business, The Sourdough Project.

Most food entrepreneurs have to pound the pavement to get stores interested in selling their products. But not Jen & Danny!

Almost from day one, they had wholesalers knocking at their door. Their situation is quite unique, as is their product.

Although they started selling from home under Texas’ cottage food law, they quickly started renting a commercial kitchen to take on wholesale accounts.

Now they have 50+ wholesale accounts, plus sales at farmers markets, and they quit their jobs to focus on the business.

In this episode, you will hear about their growing pains, branding strategies, business partnerships, and what makes their crackers so unique and special.

Creating A Smash Hit with Jill Baethge – Part 2

Jill’s cottage food business journey is nothing short of remarkable!

Jill Baethge lives in Plano, TX and sells unique chocolate piñata cakes with her cottage food business, Kaboom Chocolaka.

Ever since starting it in 2018, her business has exploded, and she has now created an entire product line for Michaels stores across the nation!

Yes, you read that right. Now anyone can buy her molds from the store and make her chocolate piñatas themselves!

Jill’s success is what so many entrepreneurs dream of. In fact, she can hardly believe it herself. “I just feel like I’m still dreaming,” says Jill.

How did she go from small cottage food business to nationally-recognized brand in just a few short years? That’s what you’ll learn in this two-part interview.

If you haven’t heard it yet, go back to the last episode (Part 1), where Jill shares how she built her chocolate piñata business from the ground up, including the many challenges along the way.

In this episode (Part 2), Jill shares how she created a product line of chocolate piñata molds for Michaels stores across the nation.

Creating A Smash Hit with Jill Baethge – Part 1

Jill’s cottage food business journey is nothing short of remarkable!

Jill Baethge lives in Plano, TX and sells unique chocolate piñata cakes with her cottage food business, Kaboom Chocolaka.

Ever since starting it in 2018, her business has exploded, and she has now created an entire product line for Michaels stores across the nation!

Yes, you read that right. Now anyone can buy her molds from the store and make her chocolate piñatas themselves!

Jill’s success is what so many entrepreneurs dream of. In fact, she can hardly believe it herself. “I just feel like I’m still dreaming,” says Jill.

How did she go from small cottage food business to nationally-recognized brand in just a few short years? That’s what you’ll learn in this two-part interview.

In this episode (Part 1), Jill shares how she built her chocolate piñata business from the ground up, including the many challenges along the way.

And in the next episode (Part 2), Jill shares how she created a product line of chocolate piñata molds for Michaels stores across the nation.

Missy’s Cottage Bakery

I bake items to order on the day the order is picked up! Breads, Rolls, Cakes, Cupcakes, Specialty Cookies, Southern favorites like King Cakes & Beignets, Whoopies Pies, Sample Boxes with a variety of freshly baked items, and too much variety to list.

From Failed Kickstarter to Successful Storefront with Melvin Roberson

These days, Dough Boy Donuts is a popular gourmet donut shop that is bustling with customers and employees, but it all started from very humble beginnings.

In 2014, Melvin Roberson used Texas’ cottage food law to start his donut business from his home kitchen. A year later, he expanded to a food truck, and eventually, to a brick-and-mortar location in Fort Worth, TX (now relocated to Burleson, TX).

Melvin has faced plenty of obstacles along the way, including negative customers, family feuds, and a failed Kickstarter campaign.

But through perseverance, sacrifice, and plenty of hard work, he has built a loyal customer base that keep coming back for one of his unique signature donuts, like the Sriracha Maple Bacon or The Last Call.

Melvin’s has a tremendous amount of experience in the food industry… before building a successful food business through three different stages (from home, food truck, storefront), he held just about every food service position available, ultimately managing hundreds of employees as the kitchen manager at a popular steakhouse.

Engineering A Successful Home Cakery & Food Truck with Patricia Bedford

Patricia Bedford lives in Pflugerville, TX and mainly sells cupcakes and cakes with her cottage food business, Suga’s Cakery.

Patricia actually has an engineering degree and worked as an engineer for 10 years before she completely changed course and started her home bakery.

She has gained quite the following over the past 5 years, and she is now in the process of building a food truck to expand her business to meet customer demand.

Patricia shares her online marketing strategies for becoming a top ranked bakery in her area, how she created a Kickstarter campaign that raised over $17,000, and how she is transitioning her business to a food truck.

Sweet Sugars Cookies & Stencils

We are an artisan cottage bakery specializing in decorated butter cookies, cookie cakes, and drop cookies. We also make both traditional plastic and silkscreen culinary stencils.

Texas

Texas passed an amendment (HB 970) to their cottage food law in September 2013, which greatly loosened the restrictions of their original cottage food law (SB 81). In 2019, they passed another amendment (SB 572) which greatly expanded it again. After many attempts to improve the law, Texas now has a good cottage food law. Producers can sell anywhere… [read more]

Sugar Land Spice Company

We create hand crafted small batch seasonings and snacks, because Sugar Land Spice makes everything nice…. Visit us on the web at Sugar Land Spice Company

Angel’s Truffles and Confectioneries

After leaving culinary school, I set out to start a chocolate truffle business beginning in the cottage food market. I’ve continued being a CFO since moving to Texas in 2016, and am excited about the future! Colossians 3:23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto me. Delivery info:… [read more]

Roll Your Way

Roll Your Way is a local bakery that provides top quality pastry rolls of multiple varieties.  These include cinnamon rolls, sticky buns, and chocolate, peanut butter & chocolate, and coffee sweet rolls among others.

Squirrel Songs

Squirrel Songs is a cottage food operation specializing original recipe gourmet pralines, brittles and nut toffees. Praline fudge brownies, pecan chess cakes and chess bars are also baked fresh daily. Chess in this fashion is a cake topped with a cream cheese based icing, and is a delicious southern treat!

CreativeSlav

I have just started my business. I wanted to do something creative. It started with me wanting to make a video of everyday cooking. But then the name I had in mind was taken. I then came up with CreativeSlav to speak to my ethnic background and to the fact that I like to dabble… [read more]

Gifts Given From the Heart

Gifts Given From the Heart is a small independently owned business that found its humble beginnings in creating homemade Christmas gifts for family and friends since 2008. It was around that time I really began to discover my innate love for food and budding talent for cooking. Specialty gift concepts changed slightly from year to… [read more]

Found Penny Farm

WELCOME to the Found Penny Farm Home made White bread, Whole Wheat and Sprouted Grain loaves made with fresh, home ground wheat for the freshest, most wholesome ingredients.  Never any chemical preservatives, no “mixes” or short cuts. 100% Organic Whole Wheat, milled fresh the day of baking, gives each whole wheat loaf more nutrition than… [read more]

Texas Law Has Created Over A Thousand Local Businesses

Half a year after publishing a detailed report of California’s cottage food law, the Institute for Justice has now published a new report about the amended cottage food law in Texas. It gives a thorough overview of their current law and gives some good examples of people that are using it successfully. One of the more… [read more]

Simply Home-Made Bakery

We make over 250 flavors of home-made rich creamy fudge by the pound, tin, or grab and go.  We also create beautiful custom cakes, cupcakes, and confectionaries.

Queen of Cake and Events

Queen of Cake and Events is a  home-based, boutique style, couture cake studio that focuses on creating cakes individually tailored to the client’s wishes to celebrate life’s grand events. Cakes are made to order, fresh never frozen, using only the finest ingredients. My expertise in cake decorating combined with knowledge of the latest trends allows me to bring… [read more]

Victory Bake Shop

Victory Bake Shop is my home cake decorating business. Your cakes are always made fresh within a few days of your event. I personalize a lot of cakes to provide my customers with a unique celebration experience. I can make most any cake flavor/frosting combination and I work with modeling chocolate, fondant and gumpaste. I… [read more]

The Perfect Pound

I bake fresh pound cakes that are all natural with gluten-free and sugar-free varieties.  I bake mini bundtlettes and the large bundts also.   Pictures will be coming very soon!!  I currently bake 10 kinds, but will be expanding soon.  They include buttermilk, lemon, chocolate chip, double chocolate chip, praline, cinnamon roll, pina colada and gluten free… [read more]

Delectable Homestyle Creations

My name is Wendy Donovan. I am the co-owner (with my husband Michael) of Delectable Homestyle Creations.  DHC was a realized dream come true for me. Having worked for years as a scratch baker in a couple of bakeries, we jumped at the opportunity to open our own.  I have been a cake decorator for… [read more]