If you haven't had breakfast yet, you are probably going to hear your stomach rumbling as you read through this. Bake & Spreadis at the top of our list when it comes to inspirational online bakeries, and for many reasons; not only are their pastries so delicious, but the founder actually started the business during this pandemic period. This is great proof that indeed, everything is possible when you set your mind to it and give it your best and definitely pray about it.
We had a chat with the founder, Amina, and she shares her journey on how she turned her passion into a business, enjoy!
What's your business about and how did you get started?
It’s about cakes and pastries. Basically an online bakery. I have always thought about starting a business and having the passion for baking, it was a no-brainer that this would be something I could do without feeling drained. Gratefully, having the opportunity to work from home as well as the immense support I get from my family and team made this possible.
You started your business during the Pandemic, tell us more about that...
Covid-19 is a whole other scary topic. At first, I wasn’t sure I wanted to start a business in the thick of a pandemic but after much prayer and deliberation, I went ahead with it. Life has to move on and the best we can do is to continue taking precautions seriously and praying for protection.
Do you operate fully online and how is it dealing with clients you haven't seen?
Yes. It’s difficult dealing with people you don’t see but I find that patience and communication helps. Also, some people DM (directly message) you just for fun and not really because they are interested in the products you’re selling but you still have to respond to them.
What makes you stand out?
Well, we honestly just like to keep it authentic. What we post is exactly what we bake and deliver. We also ensure to understand and verify our customers' orders and deliver to them on time.
Your pastries are so yummy, any secret ingredients?
Well, they’re secret ingredients 😋
Advice for anyone who would like to get into business?
Please don’t hesitate to start. Know exactly what you want to do and go for it. You will learn on the job.