By giving her daughter a one-of-a-kind birthday party, Inabella's Sweet Events owner Andreina Capdevila gave herself something even more important: a new career path. Andreina, a mother of two, began learning pastry and baking techniques to create homemade treats for her daughter's birthday, and after her creations became a hit, she went on to found Inabella's Sweet Events, which she lovingly named after her daughter.
Seven days a week, the skilled pastry chef blends fresh ingredients to create her cake pops, then decorates each pop to complement any requested color scheme or theme, such as Hello Kitty or pirates in period-piece Victorian swimwear. Clients choose from a variety of cake flavors—including french vanilla, triple chocolate, dulce de leche, and fruit-infused strawberry—before Andreina dips the hand-formed balls in melted chocolate and tops them with Rice Krispies treats, chocolate chips, and sugar crystals. Each batch of petite treats is handcrafted the morning of delivery to ensure optimum freshness.
Founded as a sanctuary for flowers, birds, and their admirers, Pinecrest Gardens has flourished into a family-friendly retreat that entertains visitors with horticultural exhibits and artistic events in a scenic setting. Spanning 4.3 acres of forested wetland, the gardens harbor more than 1,000 rare and exotic plants, including a 100-year-old coco plum tree, orchids, and a banyan tree that spreads across three-fourths of an acre. Waterways full of fish snake through these plants, their inhabitants impatiently pursing their lips at visitors for handfuls of food.
Pinecrest Gardens offers other entertainment opportunities for youngsters, who can splash around in the water playground, spot wildlife at Swan Lake, or play with potbellied pigs at the petting zoo. In addition, the 500-seat outdoor Banyan Bowl offers concertgoers pristine acoustics and cool evening breezes along with complimentary views of the stars.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
OH! Catering. Provides Catering food for events, efficient, friendly and professional services.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Luis Blanco is the Executive chef and entrepreneur behind OH! Catering, a company dedicated to culinary innovation, customer service and community
involvement. For 20 years, he has been in the Miami food business .
What do you love most about your job?
Our success is derived from balancing tradition and innovation. Tradition grounds us and ties us to our past and innovation carries the present into the future. Our food is a combination of the familiar and the new.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
Paint & Party Studio proves creating art can be a fun, social experience. Once clients pick a date and project from the calendar, all they have to do is show up at the studio, take a seat before any of the blank canvases propped up on miniature easels, and get to work expressing themselves, as they've been meaning to do since Madonna suggested it 25 years ago. If they like, they can also uncork a bottle of wine or uncap a beer to sip while following their artist's step-by-step instructions.
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