What started out as an 11 year making messes in the kitchen with flour and icing, turned out to be a young entrepreneur.
Simply Sweet by Melissa was started by Me, Melissa. I was adopted in Florida by a Puerto Rican couple from Georgia at just hours old. Raised all my life between Canton and Hollysprings but with the customs and traditions from Puerto Rico. The music, amazing food , the clear beaches, the holidays, and my favorite, that melt in your mouth vanilla almond Birthday Cake. I was always in the kitchen, when it wasn't sweet it was savory. When I was 17, my grandpa (Rest in Paradise) told me that I should start selling my desserts and cakes, so I did. Baking cakes and cookies for friends and family. Juggling graduating from GED. Hours and hours on youtube. Getting my CNA. Bills. 3 jobs. I didn't think I could keep up. Fast foward past the blood, sweat, and tears, I am 23 years old, baking almost full time, a newly homeowner, living along side my boyfriend Victor (also Puerto Rican). Victor has played a huge role in getting me where I am today. He has been my support system, back bone and best friend when nobody else was. He offered to put in more hours so I could make it happen. And here we are making it happen. Adding a teaspoon of Puerto Rico to everything we do along the way.
Simply Sweet by Melissa, LLC. officially established April 2019.