For 30 years, Cakes by Karen has graced gatherings with handmade cupcakes, tortes, and cakes culled from a tasty arsenal of flavors, fillings, and icings. The colorful, creative desserts pair with a variety of occasions, from multitiered wedding cakes decked out with elegant floral designs and smooth icing to fondant-capped tortes in the shape of powdered wigs for Presidents' Day. In addition to baking eye-catching treats, Cakes by Karen furnishes partiers and newlyweds with limousine packages replete with champagne, deluxe stereo systems, and luxurious stretch-limo transportation.
Minnie Beasley’s Cookie Company gratifies sugar seekers with a wide array of baked treats, candies, nuts, and other mouth magnets. Opt for the 6-ounce package and reap the contents of 10 almond lace gourmet cookie gift bags, or savor 16-ounce bundles of baked goods with five almond lace gourmet cookie tins. The cookies are available in both regular and dutch-chocolate flavors and all Minnie Beasley's tasteful temptations derive their scarfability from premium ingredients and can be made gluten-free. Gastro artisans handcraft each decadent morsel, and every order comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, ensuring customers can place their orders without fear of getting stuck with a mean-spirited carrot cake that taunts small children and family pets.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Mary's Mountain Cookies traces its origins to the kitchens of Cherokee Park Dude Ranch, where head chef Mary whipped up three square meals a day for hungry guests and packed her popular homemade cookies in their horses' saddlebags. These "mountain-style" treats have an irresistibly chewy texture.
What is one of your most popular offerings? How is it prepared?
Enjoy over 50 varieties of quarter-pound mountain cookies, from the classic chocolate chip to sugar-dusted snickerdoodles and salty-sweet peanut butter. Shoppers with cravings [for something] more substantial can stock up on brownies, 12-inch cookie cakes, and frosting-filled cookies called Avalanches.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Mary's homemade cookies led guests at the ranch to request the recipe, coworkers to rave over the sweets, and horses to raid the freezers for leftovers overnight. How could anyone resist being a part of all the fun?
What do you love most about your job?
Being a part of a local, Colorado franchise is a dream come true. The best part is the look on everyone's faces when they enter the store for the first time. Whether you're 1 year old or 100, you can't help but smile when you see (and smell) our tasty treats.
Armed with just a single, generations-old cookie recipe, Great American Cookies opened its first store in 1977, and the rest is history. Today, the franchise boasts locations in malls across the country, and nabbed a coveted spot on Entrepreneur magazine?s 2012 Top 500 Franchises in the baked-goods category. As the shop?s reputation grew, so did its menu as chefs churned out a mouthwatering roster of gourmet-cookie recipes, each created and carefully tested in Atlanta. The tempting options now include snickerdoodle, peanut butter with M&Ms, and chewy pecan supreme, as well as freshly baked fudge and cheesecake brownies, and cookie sandwiches stuffed with frosting. The real show-stoppers, however, are the giant chocolate-chip cookie cakes, which can be customized with sweet, celebratory messages or shopping lists penned in colorful icing.