We had the good fortune of connecting with Taylor Bernagozzi and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Taylor, what is the most important factor behind your success?
My amazing customers and support system! My business has grown so much the past few years due to my loyal support system and my growing customers. A lot of it has to do strictly from word of mouth and referrals!

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.

I have always loved baking and it has been a tradition to bake together as a family growing up for special occasions. I really took my baking more serious when I started baking with friends as a teenager. I realized it was something I loved and was pretty good at. I went to culinary school for a few months while in high school where I learned a lot of fundamentals to cooking and baking. I then went on to peruse a nutrition degree in college where I took many cooking classes and learned more fundamentals for working in the kitchen. While I did learn baking skills through my education I have been mostly self taught and I love to learn new techniques as I go along.

I have learned many things throughout my years of baking. One of which is that things don’t always turn out the way we wanted but it is okay and either try again or learn from them and grow to be better. I also learned that what I do can be very stressful and tiring but to remember what the outcomes are and how much I love being able to show my creativity through your work.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I am a Colorado native so my number one place I will always go are the mountains! I love everything about the mountains and there is so much to do there from fishing to hiking to sightseeing. If not in the mountains, I also love visiting the places everyone coming to Colorado wants to visit such as Red Rocks, Seven Falls, the hot springs, etc. My husband and I also enjoy visiting breweries so that would be another fun place to take friends and family to taste craft Colorado beers.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I cannot give credit to just one person as all of my family, my support system, and my customers have a big influence on where I am at now with my business!

Website: https://deantaylor0309.wixsite.com/tayscake

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tayscakes/

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