Chismeando with my Comadre—A weekly interview blog series focused on meeting motivating creative female entrepreneurs as a source of inspiration for women looking to fulfill their dreams.
We hope that through these interviews, you find the same dose of inspiration each woman found to
just start and follow your dreams!
On today’s post, we bring you Alicia of AliciasDelicias,
a mother, painter, and baker, fulfilling her passion for art through the life-like cookie creations that showcase her culture and skills.
What motivated you to start your business?
I’ve been baking with my mom since I was 8 years old and have always dreamt of having my own bakery. She encouraged me to never stop and follow my dreams.
What in life inspires you to create more of what you love?
My culture. There is this hidden gem inside me where my grandparents spirits live, where I hold tight to what my parents told me to never forget.
What is your biggest dream for your business and/or life?
To expand AliciasDelicias and to make more than just edible art. I enjoy touching on the nostalgia of my culture and keeping it alive.
What is the largest hurdle you've had to overcome to get to where you are now?
My 10 year old daughter has Autism and I homeschool her. We started ABA therapy when she was 3 and I had to put my business dreams on hiatus. It was rough, and at times I thought AliciasDelicias was not in our future. But we got her through it and she is moving on to her next stage of development and doing fantastic. She draws and paints too and can definitely run circles around me with her creative spirit.
What is one piece of advice you'd give women looking to step into your field?
Keep creating. If you really want to get into the baking world, trial and error is a must. During weeks that I’m not as busy, I always make a set of cookies for myself to try new designs or new flavors.
What do you do to reset and refresh when life feels heavy?
I go hang out with my artsy mom. She’s my foundation and always has the right words to lift the weight off my mind.
What is your favorite activity on days off?
I don’t really get time off. I homeschool my girls and work on the business at a constant flow. But on the weekends, we like to get out as a family for educational day trips to a park or museum.
If you could hop on a plane right now where would you go and why?
Well, I recently lost my dad and two of his sisters this year. It’s been overwhelming but also a wake up call to cherish each moment with my loved ones. I have a very large family and my Tias and Tios continue to get older. So right now, if I could fly anywhere, it would be Colorado to see my eldest Tio. He has so many stories to tell and I want to listen while we enjoy some coffee and Pan Dulce!
Who would you invite to dinner? Frida Kahlo, Virgen de Guadalupe, or someone else that inspires you?
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading Alicia's insight into how she started her own business and what keeps her motivated. Stay tuned for a lot more Chisme with other inspiring chicas!
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