Today we’d like to introduce you to Leah Reitmayer.
Hi Leah , it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
I have always loved the kitchen. As a little girl, I can remember watching the Food Network and dreaming of having my own cooking show, or at least getting to be a part of one of the competitions. In an effort to keep that dream alive, I used my field hockey teammates as taste testers throughout high school and college. I found any excuse I could to bring baked goods to share, and thus Pink Flower Bakery came to life.
I get asked all the time where I came up with the name and well here’s the story…When I was little I always to wanted a cute nickname like my older sister, so I came home from school one day, looked up at my mom and said “mom I want a nick name like Alli” she told me that my name didn’t really rhyme with anything, but what did I want to be called. Very matter of factly I told me mom “Pink Flower” she told me that name probably wouldn’t stick, she wasn’t wrong, but when time came to find a name for my bakery it served as the perfect name.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
I have been very blessed with being able to pursue a passion in my spare time and make a business out of it. Since owning my bakery is my side job, I have the ability to accept or deny orders depending on how busy I am. I would say the biggest obstacle I have faced has been that amount of times I have moved. This has made it hard to have a solid clientele base. But looking at my business as a whole I can honestly say my whole experience has been smooth. If I ever decide to make it a full time business, I can see where the obstacles might present themselves.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
Pink Flower Bakery is a small, one person, bakery with lots of support from family and friends. Pink Flower specializes in custom sugar cookies for any occasion. We do however create wedding, birthday, and special event cakes as well as many other sweet treats. I think what I am most proud of with my bakery is having the ability to take my love and passion for food an and combine it with my creative artsy side. I have been decorating cookies specifically for the last five years and have learned so much about what it takes to make the cookies look how I want them to. Not only have I learned new techniques but I also learned how to be patience as most cookies take me about 5-10 minutes to decorate, not counting for drying and baking time.
How do you think about happiness?
Most people who know me would say that I am a generally happy person. My favorite quote “Laughter is a smile that burst” -Mary Waldrip, is truly how I try to live my life and is why I do what I do with my bakery. Delivering a cookie box or a wedding cake and seeing the smile of my customers brings me the most joy.
- Sugar Cookies start at a minimum of $3.25 per cookie with a minimum dozen per order
- Cakes start at a minimum of $3 per slice
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: pinkflowerbakery.com
- Instagram: @pinkflowerbakery
- Facebook: @pinkflowerbakery