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Meet Ruth Chavez of Dulcet Confections in Bay Terraces

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ruth Chavez.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Ruth. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
My passion for baking and decorating began when I started to plan my daughter’s first birthday. While searching for invitations, decorations, and a cake. I was unable to find anything that would stand out.

I wanted her first birthday to be special. That’s when I decided I was going to create it all myself. I loved the whole process of decorating and baking. Thanks to my little one who is now 11, my craftiness for decorating and love for baking emerged.

Throughout the years I have enjoyed creating every little detail for my munchkins, friends, and loved one’s birthday celebrations. As a self-taught baker, I have seen my craft improve throughout the years. Friends and coworkers would suggest to start my own baking business. Just the thought of it scared me. Thanks to a very smart and driven friend I have, she gave me the push I needed to start my own business. 2.5 years ago I took the plunge to start Dulcet Confections to create custom desserts and dessert table decor for people’s celebrations. Providing families with made from scratch and quality ingredient desserts.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I spent almost a year in researching how to start a baking business from home before I launched Dulcet Confections. I am still learning till this day! I have had my doubts in continuing on with my own business. Giving up is not an option. Being a small home based business in the baking industry and trying to get known is not easy. I will continue to get out there to participate in the pop-up wedding and community events. Those are the places I have been lucky to meet a few fellow bakers who are always great in giving advice.

There have been plenty of late nights baking to provide quality fresh baked goods to clients. Seeing the client’s look of appreciation on the day of delivery is what keeps me going.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
Dulcet Confections specializes in custom desserts and dessert table decor for any occasion. When clients come to me with ideas, bringing it to life at their events is what I most enjoy. Every little detail is accounted for in each dessert as well as in the table decor. Every dessert is made from scratch and made with quality ingredients.

What makes me most proud as a company is the ability to give back to the community. It can be a cake for someone in need, donating desserts to a nonprofit organization, or raising money for a good cause. Being active in a couple nonprofit organizations who give back to the community means a lot to me.

What were you like growing up?
Growing up, I was very timid. I did like to participate in sports. Softball was my favorite! Reading was my refuge. It was my gateway to a peaceful mindset. I would read a variety of different books for hours. Now as an adult with the internet filled with lots of reading material.

You can find me researching new material, reading blogs, or looking up recipes. I love to learn new things and challenge myself with new adventures. It’s important to show my children that anything is possible in life with the right mindset. We should never give up on our dreams.

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