Bridget found herself struggling with housing stability during the pandemic. She also started to reevaluate her life choices. As a result, Bridget decided it was time to do something new. “I just took the leap” she said, “I started making cupcakes at home. I was always the cake maker in the family.” Bridget’s entrepreneurial idea dovetailed perfectly with HPC’s goal-setting REACH project, which helped her plan the project and provided a $2,000 stipend that she used to pay the rent of a commissary kitchen she now shares with other local cooks. “REACH gave me a great head start,” Bridget said “It’s a brilliant program. I still have the support system today, and I have made some lifelong friends.”
Sunflower Sweets, the products from Bridget’s new business, can be found at the Wellfleet Marketplace. She’s working hard to find other local businesses to partner with to sell her confectionary delights. She also loves accepting custom orders for individual customers, saying “it really allows me to have some fun and take some creative freedom.”
Sunflower Sweets’ next steps include a website and expanded distribution. “I would love to have a storefront of my own one day, or even do some traveling pop-ups here and there,” Bridget said. We hope you’ll consider Sunflower Sweets when selecting baked goods for your next event!