We had the good fortune of connecting with Amanda Taylor and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Amanda, how did you come up with the idea for your business?
I became a stay at home mother 11 years ago and enjoyed every moment of it. I have always cooked and baked for my family and others. There became a time where I felt I needed more.witj the kids entering school and myself left at home with just the four walls to stare at. I discussed it with my husband over and over again. I just couldn’t think of anything that would work with our schedule and he kept mentioning for me to start a bakery. All of my friends were telling me the same thing. Hearing this and keeping in mind I had four children to work around and one of them being on the autism spectrum, I came up with an idea to bake and sell from home. The idea later came to me to sell at businesses and markets on the weekends. It has been a blessing to be able to help my son and others with the same diagnosis through my baking. I try to get my son Zypher involved as much as I can. We try to get him to help place labels on the finished product and later we will try baking. He also assists in some of the donations. It has been. True blessing to be able to help other individuals.and families with things they may need through our donations.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m not sure that I do anything special. I follow my grandmother’s and family recipes. I think anyone with enough practice can do what’s do. I have always been in the kitchen with family members learning how to cook or bake. I have made plenty of mistakes but that’s what it’s about.. trying something new and hoping it works. There is a saying “made with love” , well all of our food is definitely made with love. A love for baking and a love to see the people you love eat and enjoy what your hard work has produced. A love for our special people and to advocate for them as much as possible. My son is non verbal and cannot speak for himself. It is my job to advocate for him and raise awareness/inclusion whenever I can. When I’m tired and out there in the heat or the rain, I remember that I’m doing this for them and they need me.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Anyone visiting I would recommend one of my favorites. A local food truck park, Tree Acres. They have been a great supporter of ours. Also, a tour of Galveston, including their famous strand district. We would have to swing by Kemah Boardwalk and your the Houston museum district along with Herman Park. Places to eat would include tookies, love their onion rings. I would actually like to cook for.my guests. We usually don’t eat out in my family. I do all of the cooking. But saying we did eat out it would be tookies, la king’s confectionary for dessert in Galveston. Another favorite is la brisa for dinner.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to first thank Ms.Ann for the nomination to take part in this interview. Also, I would like to thank my husband for his support and assistance in running things while I bake. It really is a team effort. My friends and family have been very supportive and I truly appreciate that so very much.