We had the good fortune of connecting with Tamarro A Smith and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Tamarro A, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I feel taking on certain risks develops a stronger sense of what you are capable of doing. Staying in a comfort zone will not give you opportunities that will elevate you to the next level in your journey. We aren’t meant to stay in a comfortable state. Yes it feels good to stay at this level but wouldn’t you want to see what other doors or windows that are open for you? With no idea of what challenges that were ahead I took a risk of walking away from a position to pursue a passion. I’m glad I did because it was the best leap of faith I have taken. This journey has presented things about myself that I didn’t know was there, great opportunities, and joy. The greatest opportunity for me has been dedicating time to develop a brand that I feel represents my vision to the world. Had I not taken this risk I feel that my vision would have been pushed back even further and I would be less happier in a position that wasn’t working for me. Gaining a flexible schedule, interacting with customers, determining my own success, and the excitement given with a dessert is the result I receive from taken this opportunity. Don’t ever feel comfortable enough in jeopardizing your happiness to not take on a risk for your full potential.

What should our readers know about your business?
There has always been a desire to create a dessert business from watching different shows to being influenced by my grandmother. As life occurs ideas sometimes go untouched until the right timing arises. After attending a local fair and being disappointed on the type of caramel apple that was being served timing then presented itself and 2 Sister’s Treats was born. I felt I could create a better product than sliced plain apples in a bowl with caramel drizzled ontop. Offering gourmet apples that were drool worthy was the initial approach until discovering in research that this wouldn’t be ideal from a home-based bakery. Subsequently after experimenting with other treat ideas I discovered a new plan that will be the bases of the bakery today. Cakes! The artistic element that can be used to capture a vision in edible form was the motivating factor to develop on. I enjoy the excitement it brings to kids on their birthdays and the comments made by someone brightening their day with a sweet treat. Providing fresh baked quality desserts has always been in the forefront of the bakery. The pride of knowing you are developing a quality dessert and a friendly positive atmosphere is a recipe for great customer service. We love our customers and always want them to have a great experience and feel awesome once they leave. Any obstacle that was presented was conquered by faith. God has always been the head and foundation of who I am and the bakery. Pray, trust, believe, and have patience is my motto on anything in life. That’s the key to getting through any adversity.

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?
Wow! This is a tough one. There are soo many greats to visit and eat in Houston. The first 2 places I would start with is Los Tios Mexican restaurant and 3 Brothers Bakery. These 2 places have been a staple in my life from the beginning. After a day of shopping or to celebrate an event my family and I will enjoy a great meal at Los Tios. Almost always we head over to 3 Brothers to get a box of brownies, chewies, and a few slices of cake. Any event and definitely for my birthday we will get a cake and an assortment of desserts from 3 Brothers bakery. Several other places that come to mind are Pappadeaux’s for the seafood, soft baked potato, and swampthing. Texas Roadhouse for the rolls and cinnamon butter. Grace’s southern flare, Carrabba’s for Italian dishes, BJ’s Brewhouse for the pizza, Frank’s Grill for breakfast, and State Fare for brunch. Places to visit are the Discovery Green, Buffalo Bayou Park, Houston Science Museum, Johnson Space Center, Galveston, and Kemah. If the arrival is during early March I would take them to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
The first shoutout goes to God. Without him being the head of my life and the foundation of 2 Sister’s Treats none of this will be possible. I will also like to shoutout my beloved family. Dwayne, D.C., Dad, Jenice, Vanessa, Ericka, Whitney, Nanny and uncle Roy. These are the people that have been most influential to the success of this business. They have offered words of encouragement, mental and physical support, suggested ideas, stayed up late at night and early mornings, prayer, and other countless tasks to rally behind this journey. To my mom and grandparents that are with me in spirit. Thank you for being my guardian angels. Last but not least, the highlighted essence of this business my customers. Thank you for your continued support and networking to spread the word of who we are.

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Image Credits
Dwayne Smith – Dezarekt Photography

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