San Marcos mom and enterprise proprietor Alexis Solis mentioned a few of her favourite childhood recollections are being within the kitchen along with her mom and Yiayia (Greek for “grandmother”). Whether or not enjoying grocery retailer or studying to create scrumptious dishes — the kitchen was the glistening room that introduced goals to life.
At present, Solis is creating new goals as a mom of two boys and the proprietor of Boy Mother Bakery, a enterprise launched only a yr in the past. A former elementary faculty trainer, Solis mentioned she determined to show her love for baking right into a enterprise when her son, Jameson, turned 6.
“The primary two birthday desserts of Jameson’s — I keep in mind buying and so they had been actually costly, and I simply wasn’t utterly proud of them,” Solis mentioned. “Both the decor wasn’t what I had hoped or it didn’t style superb. So I made a decision to present it a attempt to see if I may do it myself.”
In honor of her son’s birthday, Solis whipped up a Jurassic Park-themed chocolate-tiered cake with white chocolate buttercream and milk chocolate. From there, her enterprise took off — creating dozens of desserts starting from traditional cheesecakes to youngsters’s desserts, together with sports-themed desserts, Spiderman desserts and an assortment of Frozen-themed desserts. Her desserts aren’t simply aesthetically Instagram-worthy — they’re additionally tasty. She takes pleasure in guaranteeing that every cake is one thing she needs to eat.
“My recipes are a mixture of issues I’ve created from scratch, previous household recipes which were handed down, and recipes that I’ve cultivated and tweaked from a few of my favourite well-known cookbook authors,” Solis mentioned. “I really like tweaking already created recipes to make them match my fashion and tastes.”
The most effective a part of the creation course of consists of bringing her youngsters into the kitchen, Solis mentioned. She mentioned her boys have been energetic within the kitchen since they had been infants — holding measuring cups and pouring elements into bowls.
“We’ve had various large messes,” Solis mentioned. “If there’s something that educating younger youngsters has taught me is that when a large number is made — it’s no large deal. All we’ve got to do is clear it up. This was one thing I attempted to instill in my college students, in addition to my youngsters, as a result of for those who’re scared of constructing errors or messes you’re not going to attempt to study new issues. If we’re scared to attempt new issues, then we’ll by no means develop.”
Progress is essential to Solis’s marketing strategy. Though she isn’t certain the place her bakery enterprise will take her — she intends to maintain difficult herself to attempt new recipes. She’ll additionally benefit from the moments her shoppers see their desserts for the primary time.
“It offers me nice satisfaction to know that I’ve created one thing that folks have loved,” Solis mentioned. “I actually like seeing glad faces. My favourite moments are when children, specifically, see their desserts for the primary time — the best way they mild up is unmatched.”
Comply with Boy Mother Bakery on Instagram at @boymombakerysd.
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