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Meet Brittany, Nastasia and Sofia Gress of Cookie Curiosities

Today we’d like to introduce you to Brittany, Nastasia and Sofia Gress.

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
Cookies have been a centerpiece in some of our family’s most cherished moments – it’s been that way for as long as we can remember. As kids, we used to bake all sorts of eclectic treats every holiday and hand them personally to friends, family and teachers – baking was our love language. Seeing that look of surprise on their face and how loved, they felt in that moment was such a special experience. We never wanted to let go of that feeling.

As we got old enough, we wanted to spread joy to others too – to make everyone feel like they’re family that we’ve baked something special for. It wasn’t until 2020 that we finally sat down to flesh out our thoughts. Quarantine had brought us back home to Orlando from the various cities we’d moved to as adults. But even though we were uprooted, we were together. That had always been enough to make magic happen!

We’d always put our own spin on the deserts we made within the family, and having so much time to experiment and plan really took our weirdest, wildest ideas to new heights. We knew we wanted to create a different kind of cookie company, and that’s just what we’ve done! It’s been a wonderful labor of love.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
We’ve always been very creative-minded people, so learning how to run a business was much more complex than we could have expected. Even on a small scale, even with just cookies, there’s a lot of spreadsheets and a lot of scouring Facebook for tips from other small bakers. We feel so lucky to have gotten our start in the midst of such a supportive, welcoming community. Orlando food enthusiasts have been not only our kindest customers but have also become true friends. They so genuinely want to see you succeed – it’s incredibly special and we are so thankful.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
Cookie Curiosities is an ode to the art of giant cookies! We are a cottage bakery and cookie delivery service run by three sisters in Orlando, Florida. Our goal is to bring the magical, the unusual and the whimsical to your cookie-eating experience.

What sets us apart is our constantly evolving menu and flavor ‘”collections.” We create new flavors and boxes based on themes that inspire us – whether that’s outer space, zodiac signs, or even genres of music. Our brand is sweet and full of magic. Curious?

Do you have any advice for those just starting out?
As a business in it’s early stages ourselves, we know where you’re coming from! Our advice would be: “Be unafraid of challenges. If you look at them in the right light, they start to look a lot like opportunities.”

“Community is a huge part of your business. Find the community of people who love to do what you do – it helps in every aspect of your journey as a business owner. Whether that’s finding customers, mentors or simply people to share your troubles over a cup of hot cocoa with!”

Pricing:

  • Our classic flavors are $5.00 each.
  • Specialty flavors are $6.00 each.
  • Minimum purchase to fill a box is 4 cookies.

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Image Credits
All photos by Cookie Curiosities, 2021.

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