We had the good fortune of connecting with Sabrina Bockstanz and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sabrina, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I remember being 11 baking some box brownies with my uncle, my face was pressed against the oven door. I asked him if there was enough batter in there and he said with a smile, “Be patient, it’ll rise.” And ever since then I have loved baking. I spent countless hours in front of Youtube watching baking videos and even longer in the kitchen with my trial and errors. I always knew that this is what I wanted to do, I wanted to bake and that be my income and in 2018, that became a reality. I started small and eventually was inside of coffee shops and doing weekly pop-ups and events.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
One of the first times I sold my goods was at an art show. I knew that with my fresh flavors and unique decorations, I wanted to make art. I wanted my creativity to be evident in everything I served. I try to think out of the box when it comes to flavor combinations, always testing the status quo.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
There are so many things I love sharing about the Springs. A frequent afternoon stop is the Yellow Mountain Tea House for small bites, a delicious variety of tea, and an unforgettable experience. You can always find a different trail at the Red Rock Open Space so I’ve become very fond of getting lost in the red dirt and various trails. For dinner my newest favorite spot is Tacos El Amigo for their Birria tacos, with a chilled tamarind Jarrito on the side, you can’t go wrong.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
If there was one person that from the very beginning I knew believed in me it was my dad. He suffered through overly salty chocolate chip cookies and told me good job. My little 14 year old heart was beaming. Even though I knew they were disgusting. From then until the day he passed I knew that my dad was my number one fan, not only in word but deed. He not only encouraged my crazy dreams, he invested in them. I am eternally grateful.
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