We had the good fortune of connecting with Diana Soto and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Diana, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The most important factor behind my success is my relationship with God. Everyday begins with him and I let him guide me through the journey of the development of my macaron business. Aside from God, the support of my husband has also played a key part. He is who encouraged me into giving macaron making a try and has supported me along the way.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I enjoy art in all forms. I enjoy painting/drawing, poems, interior design and architecture. But the main one is the art of food. I am a foodie at heart and it’s all thanks to my dad. I watched him cook at home and make delicious meals. If he was in the kitchen cooking I was there watching and asking questions, listening to him tell me how all these ingredients came together and made these delicious meals. So every time I cook or bake is art being formed. My husband seen this because when we met we tried foods he never had and it was whole new world to him. Then I got him to try macarons which are one of my favorite desserts. After eating some he looked over at me and said “why don’t you make them?” and at first I laughed but he was serious and I gave it a try. We went out to the store got all the ingredients and my first batch was a Captain crunch flavor. The first ones cracked and the second ones were smooth tops. I continued to make them over and over again until I achieved the result I was looking for and I thank my husband for being there every step of the way cheering me on and letting me know I would get there I just had to keep practicing. Once I achieved the look of my shells, I then moved on to the fillings and I think this is where I am set apart because I want the whole experience of the flavor to be in the filling. All of my fillings are made from scratch and I use my knowledge of cooking and apply it while making these fillings to bring out the flavor I am trying to make. However in the end I learned that I just have to take it one day at a time and allow God to teach me and show me what is that I need to do in this business, so I don’t overwhelm myself with much because I know God is taking me exactly where I need to be and I trust in him.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I don’t have any go to spots per say because usually when my family and I go out we get in the truck and let the day unfold on it’s own. We end up going to different areas of Houston to Galveston all in one day. We get to see and eat at places we probably wouldn’t have thought of checking out or known about. So it’s pretty hard to choose because most places are a pretty cool experience. Therefore if someone was visiting I would let places and food find us as we just go on an adventure.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
As I said before all is thanks to God for giving me the opportunity everyday to wake up and bake. To walk the journey he has me in because only he knows why I am doing what I am. Secondly my husband for being my biggest supporter and believing in me. He keeps me grounded, reminding me that we are just along for the ride God has us in.

Website: www.yerisweets.com (Website is being updated)

Instagram: Yeri.sweets

Other: Business email: info@yerisweets.com

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