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Meet Araceli Prado and Adriana Hernandez of All For Your Cakes & Bakery in Lewisville

Today we’d like to introduce you to Araceli Prado and Adriana Hernandez.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Araceli and Adriana. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Araceli: The journey began for us when my sister Adriana decided to take classes at a cake supply shop as a hobby. She fell in love with baking and it took away the stress of her everyday work life. She began making cakes for family parties, as it gave her away to practice and at the same time, share her creations with others. After having many people ask her if she sold cakes, she was inspired to begin making some extra money off something she enjoyed doing so much. Not long after, she realized people’s cake orders were beginning to pile up and she decided to leave her job to pursue baking full-time. Shortly thereafter, she realized how complicated it was to acquire the supplies needed for her projects. It was a hassle for her, as she had to visit multiple stores to acquire them.

Adriana: I would sit down and think about the fact that I probably wasn’t the only one with this problem. I made a comment to my sister, Araceli, about how it’d be a good idea to open a store through which we could provide essential products for home bakers, like me, in the area. In doing so, we would provide home bakers with all they needed for their projects and they could avoid the hassle of going to multiple locations to acquire their supplies. Without thinking too much about the hardships of starting a new business, we put plans into motion and opened All For Your Cakes in May of 2012.

Araceli: We’re now located in the heart of our city. We’re so fortunate to be at our current location where a business is booming. We’ve also been reached by popular foreign brands, which we never imagined could be possible. In addition to selling cake supplies, we also export products to stores in the US, similar to ours.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Adriana: The hardest part for me has been having to sacrifice spending time with my family, work long hour shifts, more than 12 hours a day. Having to go without employees and having to carry the business forward. 

Adriana: To see results after opening the business, it took about two years. The first six months were the hardest because it was all spending money [and] not see any gain. After that, there was some reinvestment and at the two-year mark, we were able to employ someone to help us with the business, to help us manage the store. This way, I didn’t have to be at the front of the store all the time.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about All For Your Cakes & Bakery – what should we know?
We are the very proud owners of a small business in Lewisville, TX. Here at All For Your Cakes, we offer a wide variety of products for home bakers, professional bakers, hobbyists, etc. Our goal is to provide clients with a store where they have access to all the products they need.

Araceli: I think what makes it different, not necessarily unique, but what makes it different is that we’re always innovating. [We listen to] people’s needs, we don’t stay in the same circle.

Adriana: After years of hard work and lots of sacrifices, we see the outcome and we feel extremely fortunate. Not only do we have our own supply shop, distribute products and sell online. But we also have recently collaborated with an extremely talented baker, Edgar Velazquez, and opened a bakery within our store. Here, we offer a great variety of delicious desserts, all of the desserts reflective of different cultures. We also lean on our talented staff who decorate cakes for our clients.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Araceli: We don’t settle; we’re always trying to offer more and more. We’re trying to bring new items to stay up to date with products. I think above being unique, what makes us different from the businesses in our area is that we’re always offering what people need, we’re always updating [our products].

Araceli: We want to keep growing, keep teaching and continue helping people better their talents through the classes we offer. We hope to continue inviting artists from all over the world so people can learn new techniques and trends that can help them with their own businesses.

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