Riley Harris creates like she has been doing it her whole life...and she pretty much has! From a very young age she has learned, on her own, how to work in the delicate world of pastries. It is obvious she lets her imagination run wild and her baked items are jaw-dropping (both from total awe-factor and bc you will want to open wide to try!!). I got to learn a little more about the sugary-sweet baker behind From Scratch Cupcakes:
Where did you learn your baking skills? And wait!! You are HOW old?
For most of my life I’ve been pretty much self taught! Learning from recipes online to watching my mother or grandmother in the kitchen. Once I graduated high school I studied abroad in London learning extravagant wedding cake techniques and handcrafted sugar flowers! Oh and I’m 19!
What is your favorite item on the “menu”?
My favorite thing on the menu is either a carrot cake or a red velvet cupcake.... I’m a sucker for cream cheese frosting!
Do you bake your very own birthday cake? If not, who do you trust to do it?
I get this question all the time, and I don’t actually bake my own birthday cake!
It’s a birthday tradition in my house to eat ice cream cake! I almost always buy mine from Dairy Queen because I’m addicted to the crunchy hot fudge filling!
Would you ever do a televised baking competition? (Think Food Network, Baking Championships, Cake Wars) What color apron would you choose?
This is going to sound crazy but I don’t think I would! I would definitely be too stressed out by the time limit! But if I had to, I would definitely go with a purple apron!
What is the thing you enjoy baking the most?
I don’t think I can pick just one thing because I enjoy it all. I love being able to use my creativity in everything that I create!
Have you/do you like to/are you ever looking to work with other local and small businesses?
I love small businesses! I love working with other small business owners because it doesn’t matter what you do, you all go through the same process, and you all have the same drive to create something from nothing and it’s amazing!
Where do you see yourself or this business in 5 years?
In the next 5 years I really want to focus on my business and be able to grow it to its full potential. Maybe a store front? We’ll have to see!
Who is in your “Girl Gang” and/or who would you add to your dream Girl Gang?
My girl gang would definitely be my family! Cheesy I know, but my mom and my sister are my best friends and are always so eager to help when it comes to my business.
How do people place an order?
You can place your order online or through email! All you have to do is let me know what you want and what day it’s for! It’s really that easy!