Updated: Jul 1, 2019
New Orleans, LA
Cake & Dessert Chef
Mariah Cakes & Cupcakes, LLC
Give her the vision and she will make it happen! Keontrell is a cake architect who constructs flavorful, decadent masterpieces. Keontrell is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana however lived in Little Rock, Arkansas where she attended The University of Arkansas – Pulaski Technical College and obtained a degree as a licensed practical nurse (LPN). In 2013, while coping with the loss of her daughter(Mariah) she created Mariah Cakes and Cupcakes.
The companyʼs original mission was to provide cakes and other specialty desserts to children with disabilities for birthdays and special occasions. Her love for baking and providing exquisite customer service grew into a full-fledged bakery. For nearly eight years, the company has produced over 300 cakes a year which has served family and businesses across Southeast Louisiana.
Mariah Cakes and Cupcakes offers a variety of dessert options including signature birthday & wedding cakes, cupcakes, cookies, cake pops
and more! Dessert specialty services are available for all event types.
Q & A
BS: What continues to motivate the Mariah Cakes & Cupcakes? KJ : Loyal and satisfied customers! Satisfied customers always motivate and push me to do better. Thereʼs no greater feeling than greeting a returning customer thatʼs excited about the cakes and desserts Iʼve created for them. It feels good to know that my customers truly trust me with their visions; that keeps the brand striving to do excellent work.
BS: What challenges have the business faced along the way?
KJ: Operating a full-fledged bakery from home has come with some challenges. However, the biggest challenges have been marketing because our desire is to expand on a larger scale ...social media platforms have been very helpful nonetheless.
BS: What does the future hold for the business? KJ: Weʼre truly optimistic about the future as the plan is to open an online cake supply store soon to help service other bakeries in the industry.
Keontrell is a true FUNK DIVA! She creates beautiful cakes and pastries that bring honor, joy and bliss to families & businesses all across the New Orleans area!
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