People that know me, know I can be a competitive person. So when some co-workers at my "real" job setup a baking contest, I jumped all over it! I was so excited about it because first of all, I truly LOVE baking! And second of all, who doesn't want to try and get bragging rights over their co-workers...
After a couple of fun contests, our judges decided to throw us a loop with a mandatory ingredient of Marshmallow. Never working with this ingredient, I immediately started researching on how to make homemade marshmallows and how to incorporate it with a cookie. The picture you see is the result...not too pretty I know but I knew I was on to something and I just needed to work on it.
So in the kitchen I went, trying different recipes, flavors and techniques. I used my coworkers and family as taste testers over and over again (and still do!) until I finally found my groove. The pic below shows the growth and progress of my baking skills and I'm very proud of my version of a Lemon Bar Marshmallow. I kept the cookie again but this time my light airy lemon marshmallow sits onto of a sweet sugar cookie. This marshmallow melts in your mouth and is a customer favorite!
Shortly after launching my Facebook page and my website, I put the focus on marshmallows and people around me got excited about ordering.
Baking marshmallows and cupcakes has helped me move through the recent passing of my grandmother (we were very close) and has me on the path towards my dream: owning my own bakery.
I am extremely grateful for all the support that friends and family have given me over the last weeks. And I am very excited about what the future holds for me and Fluff It!
Fluff It Marshmallows is located in Gilbert, AZ. specializing in gourmet handcrafted marshmallows.