Happy Monday to you wherever you are. I hope you had a lovely weekend and the week ahead is looking exciting.
Today we are meeting Belinda from Baked by Belle who today is sharing with us a little about her business and images of her amazing cookies which she is known for. Here is what Belinda had to tell us:-
I have always loved baking. A few years ago, the first cookies I learnt to make with a family member, were for my two boys Mickey Mouse themed birthday party. A few months later I resigned from my job in the insurance industry after 10 years and thought it was time to look for a job closer to home. I started experimenting and trying different recipes since I was home and had spare time. My two little boys were involved having fun cutting shapes, helping me and being my taste testers too! I then made some baby cookies for a girlfriend who was expecting twin girls. That night my girlfriends were all encouraging me to start selling them and my response was “Who is going to pay for a biscuit? you girls are crazy it will never happen!” I posted these photos on my Facebook page and started getting messages from friends enquiring if they could place an order. I still rememebr the first order I received. I ran outside to my husband in excitement letting him know that people actually want to buy these from me. And as they say the rest is history!
I never thought I would be working from my own home and 2 years on I still have the passion, love and drive for my baking and decorating. I have an amazing family that has been behind me all the way along with a fantastic group of friends. I never thought I had a creative side but my sister soon reminded me about my jewellery making that I once sold several years ago so I guess it has always been there…somewhere! I have been given the most amazing oppurtunities with my work and I have loved all the beautiful people I have met along the way.
I feel honoured to have made cookies for so many wonderful people & charities. I would have to say one of my favourite cookies I have made were my ruffled flower cookies for Samantha Wills. It was so exciting to see her writing about my cookies on her Instagram, Twitter & Facebook. Someone as successful as herself was writing about little old me!
To see more of Belinda’s fantastic cookies you can visit her facebook page here or find her on instagram or twitter.