Real Brown Girls Interview

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

A few weeks ago I was contacted by RealBrownGirls.com, a new blog which will feature and support brown, female entrepreneurs. Turns out, I’m all three of those things! I want to thank the ladies of Real Brown Girls for taking the time to find me and learn a little more about me and what it is that I’m trying to do with AssataBAKES.

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Here’s a snippet from my interview:

How did you come to be an entrepreneur? What has the process been like for you?
I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit. I sold trinkets, cookies, and homemade candy to my classmates in junior high school. I began working for two large corporations when I was 15 and I’ve continued working ever since. Starting my baking business was just next on the list of goals to accomplish. The process has been more than I expected but I’ve appreciated every second of it. I expect that this will be one of many businesses that I’m involved in within the next 20 years. — via RealBrownGirls.com

For the full interview, click here.

Thank you to everyone who has been supporting me and to all of my new supporters. I’m so appreciative to you all and I thank you for hanging with me through this journey :)

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July #AssataBAKES Sale

Friday, June 27th, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Things are definitely heating up! It’s warm outside and it’s warmer in my kitchen. The third sale of the season is on Saturday, July 19, 2014.
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Summer’s First #AssataBAKES Sale

Friday, June 13th, 2014 at 7:48 pm

To everyone who came to the bake sale last month, thank you all so much! It was a success! It was also nice to be able to see old friends and talk with my neighbors. Thankfully, I’ll get to do it again next week!

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The second sale of the season is on Saturday, June 21, 2014, which also marks the first official day of Summer!

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#AssataBAKES Sales are Back!

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 at 11:26 am

It’s back again! I’m so happy for the opportunity to do this local bake sale again. Last year, these sales were the reason I got to see so many friends and so much of my family. It was great to be able to share my love of baking with so many new people.

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The first sale of the season is on Saturday, May 31, 2014. I will be selling cookies and cupcakes like last Spring, and I will also introduce my Red Velvet Macarons! Yum!

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Ben and Jerry’s Free Cone Day

Friday, April 4th, 2014 at 12:15 pm

Thankfully the weather is supposed to be in the upper 50′s next week so if you don’t eat too much ice cream this weekend (is that even possible?), you can visit a Ben and Jerry’s on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 12-8p and get a free cone.

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For a list of local Ben and Jerry’s locations, click here.

In the mood for ice cream but not really into the crazy mix-ins? Check out Van Leeuwen on East 7th (in the LES) or Bergen Street (in Brooklyn). They make some incredible ice cream in… “grown-up” flavors.

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Support Girls on the Run!

Sunday, March 30th, 2014 at 10:00 am

This Sunday, Vrou Women is hosting a Spin Class with a “Silent Auction, Raffle and Complimentay Blow-Outs” at Swerve Fitness to benefit the New York City chapter of Girls on the Run. I’m proud to say that AssataBAKES is one of the sponsors! The 45-minute spin class will be followed by drinks, appetizers, complimentary blow outs and AssataBAKES treats! All proceeds from the event will support Girls on the Run NYC.

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“Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.” — via Vrou

Spin, Sweat, Party at Swerve Fitness
Sunday, April 6, 2014
1:30p-3:30p
30 West 18th Street
btwn 6th and 5th Avenue
To purchase a ticket, click here.

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“Why Everyone Needs a Side Hustle”

Friday, March 14th, 2014 at 11:32 am

Yesterday, MadameNoire.com published an article by Rhonesha Byng titled “More Than Money: Why Everyone Needs a Side Hustle” featuring AssataBAKES! Yay!

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I’m so grateful that I’ve been able to take something that I love and find a way to make money (no matter how meager) from it. To read the full article, click here.

Thank you Rhonesha for interviewing me for this!

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AssataBAKES.com is Here!

Friday, March 7th, 2014 at 12:00 pm

It took a lot of planning but AssataBAKES.com is finally here! Many thanks to Miachel of SpricedCuriosity.com for taking the main product shots for the site! Also, thank you to Kathryn of Vrou for helping me find some great freelancers at FreeLancer.com!

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Thank you all so much for the support (especially through the AssataSAYS.com hiatus while I’ve been working on building yet another company). Check out the site and let me know what you guys think!

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Fiestah.com Interview

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 at 11:11 am

A couple of weeks ago I was interviewed by Fiestah.com about my holiday baking. Fiestah.com is a site that “helps you plan your event by taking the hassle out of finding, booking, and managing multiple vendors.” I’m one of the catering vendors, so, like DJ’s and photographers on the site, I’m able to submit bids to work with event planners.

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Here’s a snippet from the interview:

Using baking as a form of self-expression, Assata tells us her ability to bake well comes from her love and passion for cooking. “There is a love there because people that love me were the ones who taught me about baking. I only bake what I like, and I share that with the people I love,” she says.

Thanks to Sarah from Fiestah for featuring me!! To read the entire article, click here.

If you would like to find out about placing a holiday order for Christmas, shoot an e-mail over to Baked@AssataSAYS.com.

Have a great Thanksgiving.

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“Priorities” with 3WCircle and HerAgenda

Monday, November 18th, 2013 at 9:46 am

When Rhonesha hosted her last event on Next Gen Women Leaders, I met Caroline Scheinfeld, founder of 3WCircle, “a circle of real women who have real conversations and form authentic connections.” Part of what 3WCircle does is “create, connect and curate authentic conversations and real relationships between real women” to fill the void for “a non-preachy support network that encourages women to be honest about what they want.”

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Last Tuesday I attended and helped cater an event for 3WCircle and HerAgenda. The conversation was “Love, Career, Babies, and Wellness: What Slices Are In Your Priority Pie?”

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Guest speakers Kelly Hoey, Tai Beauchamp and Meryl Gabay all had some incredible words of wisdom which brought out a few spicy anecdotes from the other women in the room.

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Three of the most important things I was able to get from the evening were to (1) remember that prioriteis shift, (2) know that there is a difference between feelings and instinct (and to always listen to/trust that instinct), and that (3) the best way to deal with fleeting happiness is to give back.

The next 3WCirlce conversation on “how to give to ourselves and fulfill our desires and purpose” will take place on Tuesday, December 10. To request an invite to this conversation, click here.

For more info on 3WCircle, HerAgenda, and a full recap of the night, click here.

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