Today we’d like to introduce you to Natasha Amigo.
Natasha, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I was in pharmaceutical sales for 12 years but when my mom took ill and was in hospice I resigned to spend the last few weeks we had together.
Being a part of an Italian Family I learned to cook and bake with my mom and Grandma. They shared family recipes with me and helped me decipher them to make smaller quantities. After mom passed with some divine intervention I decided to open my own home bakery, llc. Using the family recipes. After some marketing I got Tasha’s Treats cookies cupcakes cake pops and buckeyes in 6 local specialty stores throughout Columbus. I now stock those stores with treats every week as well as fulfill custom orders i.e. weddings, parties, work functions etc.
I do everything out of the home (I have a home bakery license, llc). I am the owner and only employee. Everything is made by me, Tasha with love and perfection! I’m proud to bring homemade treats to others that has flavor like Grandma made.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Finding stores and the right locations for Tasha’s Treats was a challenge. I currently have 6 stores I deliver to weekly however I had tried 3-4 other stores and venues in years past that just didn’t work. I did many vendor shows setting up a table with large amounts of samples to get my name known but making little to know money.
Please tell us about Tasha’s Treats.
Tasha’s Treats makes plump chewy yet crunchy drop cookies in multiple flavors; i.e., chocolate chip, salted caramel chocolate chip, candy cookies (M&M), pumpkin chocolate chip (seasonal), cookies ‘n cream chocolate chip, cranberry white chip, PB cup, peppermint chocolate chip (seasonal).
Tasha’s Treats also makes handmade homemade buckeyes (a peanut butter candy dipped in semi-sweet chocolate), cake pops and cupcakes. Tasha’s Treats is also known for custom cupcakes for any occasion. Free hand drawn, fondant work themed cupcakes as well as detailed sugar cookies. Tasha’s Treats takes pride in making custom orders fresh made to order, treats that not only look good but taste good.
Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
Baking with my mom and Grandma. The two of them teaching me family recipes, laughing, talking and eating the finished product! 😊
- $12/dozen cookies
- $2/large individual cookie
- $24-$27/dz cupcakes
- $1.25/cake pop
- $1.00/individual buckeye
- Address: Tasha’s Treats
Dublin OH 43017
- Website: www.TashasTreats.com
- Phone: 6145548635
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @tashastreats
- Facebook: www.Facebook.com/tashastreats
- Twitter: TashasTreats
- Yelp: TashasTreats