I can usually tell in about 10 seconds if I like someone and want to talk to them more. Can’t you?
I knew in less than 10 that Briana is magnetic.
I was wondering about the Pin It Expo in Plano, TX when I met her.
Briana is a baker and makes the most incredible, edible creations.
She has a beautiful smile that will draw you in but it only takes one taste of her goods and you will be hooked.
Learn from Briana
What hobby are you good at?
I bake and decorate cakes and cookies as well as other delicious sweet treats.
How long have you been doing it and why did you start? What got you interested?
I’ve been baking since a young age, around 5 or so.
I would watch lots of cooking shows and always wanted to get in the kitchen and do it myself.
What are the benefits for you? What do you get out of it? Why is this your passion?
Baking is very calming and allows me to focus.
I get to block out everything around me and all my worries for that period of time are nonexistent.
I also love seeing people light up when I deliver their cakes/cookies.
My goal is to bring people joy through my baking.
How did you get good at it?
Practice…all the time.
I would take every opportunity I had to bake something.
When I finally got the Internet, I watched YouTube tutorials, read blogs, and searched out recipes to try.
What advice would you give to beginners? What shortcuts or secrets can you share?
I think whether you are self-taught or you choose to go to school, like with anything, you have to be dedicated and not give up.
It’s not easy.
Even when you think you’ve got it down, there will be times where you make mistakes.
Unfortunately, there are no shortcuts in baking.
FOLLOW YOUR RECIPE!!
Are you a member of any local or national organization/club related to your hobby? If yes, please share the name and benefits of belonging.
I volunteer as a baker for an organization called Icing Smiles.
When called on, I am able to make cakes, cookies, or cupcakes for a child with a critical illness or their siblings.
I love this organization because often times people forget that it’s the small things, like a cake, that can brighten up someone’s day when they are going through tough times.
If you happen to make money from your interest, do you have a website, Etsy store, Facebook page, etc. that you have created and would like to share? Are you on social media?
I have a home-based bakery and I take custom orders.
Any other information that you would like to share?
In 2015, I was one of 10 bakers who competed on Season 2 of Food Network’s Holiday Baking Championship.
I made it halfway through the competition and had a blast.
It solidified the fact that I want to bake and make people’s tummies happy for the rest of my life.
Connect with Briana
Be sure and visit Briana’s website at SweetBrisBakery.com to learn more about her and how to get your hands on her cakes and cookies.
I bought a cookie from Briana and it was almost too pretty to eat. Go visit her site and get ready to be impressed.
Also, go and like her Facebook Page at Sweet Bri’s Bakery and have sweet treats delivered right to your timeline. 🙂
Briana also has some really unbelievable pictures on her Instagram at @sweet_bris_bakery so go follow her over there as well.
You can never have too many friends who can bake!
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Be Like Briana
Just as Briana has turned her talents in baking into a profitable business, so can you.
There is absolutely nothing that can stop you from pursuing your passion – except you.
If you are interested in trying baking as a hobby or even as a way to profit, check out our Baking Hobby Page and get started learning. Then, you can become a baking expert, too.
What did you like most about Briana’s story?