Virginia Marie Cake Boutique

Virginia Marie Cake Boutique Have you ever met someone who quit their corporate job to open a business in a field that they are not passionate about? Well, now you have!
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Virginia Marie Cake Boutique (formerly known as Scrumptious Cakery) is an Atlanta based cake bakery that provides personalized and curated birthday, baby shower, anniversary, and wedding cakes to party enthusiasts of the Pinterest and Instagram era. I grew up in a bakery and although I loved indulging in my mom’s delicious cakes, I wanted to be different. I was going to go off to college, get a de

gree, and work for the government or in corporate America. Fast forward a few years…I started baking to supplement college expenses and income while building my corporate career, but never ever intended to do this full-time. While in college, I traveled the world, from China to South Africa and many places in between. I was on a quest to prove that government support to build sustainable small businesses will stimulate any economy to improve living conditions for the masses. I’ve consulted and assisted many startups and small businesses over the years in areas from registering a business to growing sales. Ok, I know what you are thinking. What in the world does this have to do with a bakery? In the Beginning

I decided that in order to truly walk in my passion, I needed to subject myself to the emotional and physical joys and pains of a small business. I can consult for hours from a high level corporate eye and an MBA education, but I knew that working in the trenches would make me a better consultant in the future. In August 2013, I made the leap of faith and gave up my company car, gas card, health insurance, and steady income to join this world of entrepreneurs and have been determined to make this bakery a success by any means necessary. In fact, the consultant is now the apprentice as I am constantly asking for advice from my network of successful business owners. Our Mission and Purpose

Our mission is to grow and expand in order to employ as many people as possible. Yes, there are bakeries on every corner and in every grocery store so what makes us different? Simply put, we don’t have to be the best bakery in town; we just want to provide good cakes at an affordable price. We have taken many risks and employed sales and marketing methodologies that most home based bakeries will not. This drive is the reason why we have increased sales by 619% in only 8 months, maxed out my home kitchen, and are working with culinary schools to employ their students. The Challenge

The biggest challenge that we face today is keeping up with our growth. We think big and we act big but we are still a one woman operation who enlists help from family and friends often. In order to grow we need to expand. Two months ago we found the perfect location for our business’ expansion, but were denied by a multi-millionaire landlord because we were $3,000 short on our start-up working capital sheet and were purposely very conservative on our sales forecast. I’d like to go back to that same landlord with an additional $25,000 on my spreadsheet and lease that location. Community

As many of our pictures depict, we are very involved in our communities. Especially in the warmer months; it is almost impossible to keep us inside. August is our favorite month of the year because we donate over $1500 worth of custom cupcakes each year to ‘Back to school Festivals’ all over Atlanta. Our brand has been built largely on our presence in the community. This entrepreneurial life is an emotional roller coaster, but we are having fun and are excited for what the future holds! Follow my journey at http://biglessons.wordpress.com

07/07/2023

Make sure you join us for our upcoming Wedding Cake Masterclass!
Spots are limited and going fast so be sure to reserve your spot!

Date: Sunday, July 30, 2023
Time: 9:30-2:30pm
Location: 5160 Erin Rd SW, Atlanta, GA 30331
Cost: $450
Deposit: $150

Register Today!:
https://www.virginiamarie.com/wedding-cake-masterclass

07/05/2023

Calling all home-based bakers! Take your wedding cake skills to the next level with our
intensive Masterclass. Explore the secrets to creating flawless display tiers with real cake cutouts, master the art of ganache for sharp edges, and discover various mediums for crafting beautiful modern wedding cakes. Limited seats are available, so reserve your spot today with only a $150 deposit!

Sunday, July 30, 2023
9:30am-2:30pm
Atlanta, GA 30331
$450
https://www.virginiamarie.com/wedding-cake-masterclass








06/29/2023

Are you envisioning the creation of flawless wedding cakes? Enroll in our exclusive
Masterclass and acquire the knowledge to seamlessly integrate fresh flowers into your designs.
Enhance your home-based bakery and elevate your status as a wedding cake designer. At
Virginia Marie Cake Boutique, we prioritize efficiency and productivity. Imagine designing one
cake valued at $1,000 or more versus designing four cakes to make that amount. Seats are
limited, reserve your spot today with only a $150 deposit.
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🎉 Calling all dads and kids! Join our first-ever Daddy and Me Cake Decorating Class! 🎂👨‍👧‍👦👨‍👧‍👦 Unleash your creativity...
06/09/2023

🎉 Calling all dads and kids! Join our first-ever Daddy and Me Cake Decorating Class! 🎂👨‍👧‍👦

👨‍👧‍👦 Unleash your creativity: Learn cake decorating from scratch with our very own Food Network personality Ebonie Carzo. From basic techniques to advanced designs, this class suits all skill levels. Get ready to bring your cake masterpiece to life!

💖 Quality bonding time: Strengthen the father-child bond while creating edible art together. Share laughter, make memories, and support each other's creativity. It's a heartwarming experience!

🗓️ Mark your calendars:
📅 Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023
⌚ Time: 12-2pm
🏢 Location: Atlanta, GA 30331
🎟️ Limited spots available, so reserve yours today!

For more information and reservations, contact us at:
📞 404-996-2617
📧 [email protected]
💻 www.virginiamarie.com

💡 Don't miss this chance to create lasting memories with your little ones while indulging in a fun-filled cake decorating adventure. Book your spots now, and let the creative journey begin!

Note: Please ensure that all participants are 4 years or older to safely handle cake decorating tools and materials. Parental supervision and assistance is required throughout the class.

If you want to learn how to level up your wedding cake tastings, this is the class for you. I'm giving away all of my se...
05/18/2023

If you want to learn how to level up your wedding cake tastings, this is the class for you. I'm giving away all of my secrets. Grab your baking bestie and get your tickets today!

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope...
02/06/2023

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” —Maya Angelou

Congratulations on your ONE year anniversary Jenny and Tommy!

10/19/2022
“I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. ...Teaser Alert!Go to my profile to see th...
10/19/2022

“I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. ...

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So White House Correspondent  flew in from Washington DC on Tuesday to interview me about   and it’s effects on  .When I...
09/09/2022

So White House Correspondent flew in from Washington DC on Tuesday to interview me about and it’s effects on .

When I got the call, I was so excited because y’all know I can talk business until I’m blue in the face! You can tell by the pictures this was thee most fun interview I have ever done!

Catch me tonight at 8:30pm on Newsy.com. Link in the bio.

We have 1 seat that just opened for tomorrow's class.Link in bio to purchase.
09/09/2022

We have 1 seat that just opened for tomorrow's class.

Link in bio to purchase.

Our cakes literally bring our brides to tears. 💕Teaser Alert!Go to my profile to see the final reveal!📸:                ...
08/19/2022

Our cakes literally bring our brides to tears. 💕

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Our cakes literally bring our brides to tears. 💕Teaser Alert!Go to my profile to see the final reveal!📸:                ...
08/19/2022

Our cakes literally bring our brides to tears. 💕

Teaser Alert!

Go to my profile to see the final reveal!

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08/16/2022

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06/08/2022

Most people think that beautiful cakes taste horrible, but OUR cakes actually taste as good as they look. Once you try it, you’ll thank us immediately.

Congratulations Trachell and Jesus! This 5 tier beauty gives me all the feels of rustic chic💕 always captures the perfec...
05/23/2022

Congratulations Trachell and Jesus! This 5 tier beauty gives me all the feels of rustic chic💕

always captures the perfect shot of my beautiful masterpieces.

I can't believe it's been 2.5 years since our last Mommy and Me Cake Decorating class was shutdown due to the pandemic. ...
04/21/2022

I can't believe it's been 2.5 years since our last Mommy and Me Cake Decorating class was shutdown due to the pandemic. But WE are BACK!!!

Next class is Mother's Day Weekend.

I can't believe it's been 2.5 years since our last Mommy and Me Cake Decorating Class was shut down due to covid19. Well...
04/21/2022

I can't believe it's been 2.5 years since our last Mommy and Me Cake Decorating Class was shut down due to covid19. Well we are back and we have a new home!

Next class is Mother's Day Weekend

Have you signed up for the next Cake & Cocktails class!? Only a few more spots left. TAG your bestie and grab your ticke...
04/11/2022

Have you signed up for the next Cake & Cocktails class!? Only a few more spots left. TAG your bestie and grab your tickets tonight.

The next class is this Friday, April 15th at 7:30pm. We are making Easter Bunny Cakes. No experience required. BYOB

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I received a raving 5 star review yesterday with pictures just 24 hours after delivering the cake. Now that's what I cal...
02/08/2022

I received a raving 5 star review yesterday with pictures just 24 hours after delivering the cake. Now that's what I call the ideal client! When I got the notification, I realized I've been doing a crappy job at collecting reviews. I mean clients literally cry when they see their cake. So I setup an automated email to go out 48 hours after delivery.

When was the last time you collected a review? If it's been awhile start with family, friends or repeat clients who have PATRONED your business.

Legalize your home based bakery yourself for less than $500! You totally got this!What step do you need help with?      ...
01/21/2022

Legalize your home based bakery yourself for less than $500! You totally got this!

What step do you need help with?

In 2019, I received a letter from my state's Department of Revenue. It said that I owed back taxes totalling over $15,00...
09/11/2021

In 2019, I received a letter from my state's Department of Revenue. It said that I owed back taxes totalling over $15,000 for Sales and Use tax. I called the agency in a panic because I know for sure that I hadn't reported my quarterly revenue in years 🙈. I was told that they took an average of my last reported revenue and generated a filing based on that information.

The next week, the IRS sent me a notice for past due balances for 2015, 2016, and 2017 totalling about $5,000.

I was digging myself, deeper and deeper into a hole of debt and I was freaking out!

I immediately met with a certified public accountant and the first question he asked was, am I registered as an LLC. I replied, "Yes." He advised me to dissolve my LLC, close my business bank accounts and register a new LLC, EIN and bank account.

This would allow me to be absolved of the debt or negotiate a settlement for a fraction of the cost.

Although, I tried to be open minded, I could not fathom giving up the business name that I spent 8 years building.

I had made a name for myself and my business. My cakes appeared on TLC and I competed on the Food Network. I've been published in several industry magazines.

I had thousands of followers on Instagram. I had an 8 year portfolio of clients. How in the world could he expect me to just up and change my business name....

But in May of 2020, in the middle of a pandemic, I dissolved my old LLC and created a new LLC under a new name.

You see, the benefit of an LLC is not just its legal protection but its financial protection. It's the separation of personal and business finances.

Now, I'm no certified accountant or attorney, but I can tell you from personal experience, that if you are making thousands of dollars a month in your business, you need to register your business as an LLC to protect you financially.

I created a course that will teach you the basics to setting up your LLC and EIN without paying an arm and a leg to an attorney or third party site. This is the first step to separating your business assets and liabilities from your personal. Purchase now at www.virginiamarie.com.

09/10/2021

Congratulations Girl!!!

If “the Panorama” 😂 didn’t teach me nothing else, it taught me to be present, to seize the day, live my life on my terms...
08/30/2021

If “the Panorama” 😂 didn’t teach me nothing else, it taught me to be present, to seize the day, live my life on my terms and to cherish the ones I love.

Now that I’m officially back in the kitchen, I’m making it my goal to schedule vacation days for the rest of the year. I just booked us a little weekend family trip for the end of September and I’m super excited!

What did the “Panini” 😂 teach you?

To the women who are TTC (Trying To Conceive).... My husband and I started TTC in 2018. Our plan was to enjoy the first ...
04/27/2021

To the women who are TTC (Trying To Conceive)....

My husband and I started TTC in 2018. Our plan was to enjoy the first year of marriage together then have my Mirena IUD removed in year 2 of marriage. Why? Because getting pregnant is easy, right!? We had time, right!?

Well, we soon found out that getting pregnant at the age of 34 isn't as easy as we were taught in adolescence. In adolescence, many of us are taught if you have s*x you get pregnant. No one really breaks down the fact that all the stars have to perfectly align to get pregnant nor do they tell us that the longer we wait to conceive, the harder it may be to actually conceive.

I was misdiagnosed several times with PCOS and told that I needed to be on a medication called Metformin to possibly get pregnant. I refused because other than "obesity," I did not display any other symptoms of PCOS.

After seeing 4 OBGYNs, countless tests, poking and prodding, and dozens of negative pregnancy tests, we finally conceived 2.5 years later. At the age of 36 and I was then classified as High Risk Geriatric (Elderly) pregnancy 🙄.

I attributed our success to finding an OB that looked like me (Black) and who listened to me. She ordered an HSG test that should have been ordered on my initial examination 2.5 years prior. Based on the test, one of my tubes were blocked, but was simulataneously unblocked by the fluid used to administer the test.

We conceived 2 weeks after taking the HSG test! 🥳 and one week before going to our first infertility treatment.

But wait there's more...when I went in for my 10 week ultrasound I was nonchalantly told by the OB that my baby was measuring 3 weeks behind and to prepare for a miscarriage. I was so upset...what!? I asked the nurse, couldn't the dates just be off, she said yes absolutely. And sure enough it was confirmed bc I had irregular cycles I didn't fit the standard ovulation calendar used to calculate conception dates. And that my baby in fact was only 7 weeks vs 10 weeks gestation.

So here we are at 36 weeks, 9 months, and baby boy has been growing and giving momma a run for her money!

I'm here to tell you that your road to become a mom may be a little challenging and emotional and I honestly have no advice. I swear, everytime I turned around someone else was announcing their pregnancy on social media and although I was super ecstatic for them, I was super sad for myself. And that's ok. After awhile, the friends who were TTC with me conceived and birthed their beautiful babies. I felt like they had forgotten about me, but they were actually dealing with their own new realities of Motherhood.

I felt like God had forsaken me. I mean, I did the right thing, no? Go to school, get a good job, get married, have kids....the truth is...everything happens in its own timing. And only God has the answers and we may not always be privy to them.

I could write a whole post on being pregnant during a pandemic and not being able to have my mom, dad, or grandmothers lay hands on my belly and how I didn't feel safe having a babyshower, but if I go down that road I'll be in tears. 😢

If you are TTC, I just want YOU to know that I see YOU and YOU are not alone. The best advice I received was to take your health into your own hands. I would not stop until due diligence was done.

I pray that you continue to keep the HOPE and through the pain and disappointment of miscarriages and negative pregnancy tests. Allow yourself to feel those emotions 1000% and unapologetically. Setup boundaries for yourself to protect your mental state. I LOVE YOU. I SEE YOU. YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

What's your favorite color Lamborghini? I saw a plurple one in Atlanta and it was 🔥👉🏾Follow Me👉🏾IG:  FB: Virginia Marie ...
03/05/2021

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On a scale of 1-10 how would you rate my w**d and money making skills 🤔I would ask you to TAG someone who would love thi...
03/03/2021

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02/20/2021

Larmarca is my favorite prosecoo for making mimosas. I was so tempted to bust one of these bottles open and make a mimosa this morning 😭


 

Please take a moment for Old Betsey. During our weekly baking prep last night,  she unexpectedly died on the job. She wa...
02/18/2021

Please take a moment for Old Betsey. During our weekly baking prep last night, she unexpectedly died on the job.

She was my first mixer I bought to start my business in 2007. She's seen other mixers come and go and for 14 years she kept holding on. I am forever grateful for her selfless service. 🙏🏾

Simple and elegant. This design was befitting for the matriarch of the family.
02/18/2021

Simple and elegant. This design was befitting for the matriarch of the family.






02/14/2021

Tried a couple of new techniques today. Can you guess what they are?

These personalized mini cakes were all the rage last year!                           
02/13/2021

These personalized mini cakes were all the rage last year!


 

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Atlanta, GA

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Tuesday 9am - 6pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 6pm
Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 3pm

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+14049962617

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