Today’s entrepreneurial spotlight is on Honeecakes Bakery™ and its CEO, Ms. Andrea Dashiell. She is a dear friend of mine and a HECK of a baker. My personal favorite from Honeecakes is the Pistachio Cake (aka Green Cake). It seriously has some unicorn milk mixed in it and I am a better person with every bite. Ok…I’m done now.
♦When was Honeecakes founded?
Honeecakes Bakery was founded on November 17, 2004; however, we obtained our LLC in 2013.
♦What was your inspiration for starting Honeecakes?
I took an entrepreneurship course and an elective at Suitland High School. When our teacher informed us that we each needed a business idea, baking was a no brainer for me. I used the saying “You get more bees with honey” but a creative spin to it and alas, Honeecakes Bakery was born.
♦What has been your inspiration to keep Honeecakes going?
Honestly, the support i receive on a daily basis… it’s been amazing! Seeing how much potential Honeecakes has, how a few years ago I didn’t even have a website now I’m teaching baking seminars to youth mentoring groups. There’s so much I’d like to learn: wedding cakes, luxury cakes… we’re just getting started!
♦What’s been your greatest lesson from entrepreneurship?
That there will be times where no one sees your vision but you; keep pressing forward.
♦Where do you see Honeecakes in ten years?
In a storefront working on a second location! With celebrity clientele, and still teaching baking lessons to youth groups in the midst of it all.
♦What is the best piece of advice you have received on your entrepreneurial journey?
I have two. 1. The passion you have for your business always reflect in the quality of your work. and 2. Follow up with every networking connection you make.
♦What is the website?
♦What ways can people learn more about what Honeecakes is doing (listserv, newsletter, etc)?
You can sign up for our mailing list on our website… we’re all over social media! Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/honeecakesbkry and Instagram: http://instagram.com/honeecakesbakery
2 thoughts on “Entrepreneurial Spotlight: HONEECAKES BAKERY”
Congratulations Andrea. I know you are going to keep being a wonderful success story. All the best. I remember your pistachio cake well from when your dad brought into the office. YUMMY~
I must try! My husband and I LOVE sweets!