February 22, 2024
Alexis Solis pictured together with her two sons. Courtesy photograph by Chrissy Walther Pictures

San Marcos mom and enterprise proprietor Alexis Solis stated a few of her favourite childhood reminiscences are being within the kitchen together with her mom and Yiayia (Greek for “grandmother”). Whether or not enjoying grocery retailer or studying to create scrumptious dishes — the kitchen was the glistening room that introduced goals to life.

At present, Solis is creating new goals as a mom of two boys and the proprietor of Boy Mother Bakery, a enterprise launched only a 12 months in the past. A former elementary college trainer, Solis stated she determined to show her love for baking right into a enterprise when her son, Jameson, turned 6.

“The primary two birthday muffins of Jameson’s — I keep in mind buying they usually had been actually costly, and I simply wasn’t fully pleased with them,” Solis stated. “Both the decor wasn’t what I had hoped or it didn’t style excellent. So I made a decision to offer it a attempt to see if I might do it myself.” 

In honor of her son’s birthday, Solis whipped up a Jurassic Park-themed chocolate-tiered cake with white chocolate buttercream and milk chocolate. From there, her enterprise took off — creating dozens of muffins starting from traditional cheesecakes to kids’s muffins, together with sports-themed muffins, Spiderman muffins and an assortment of Frozen-themed muffins. Her muffins aren’t simply aesthetically Instagram-worthy — they’re additionally tasty. She takes pleasure in guaranteeing that every cake is one thing she desires to eat. 

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“My recipes are a mixture of issues I’ve created from scratch, previous household recipes which were handed down, and recipes that I’ve cultivated and tweaked from a few of my favourite well-known cookbook authors,” Solis stated. “I like tweaking already created recipes to make them match my model and tastes.”

The very best a part of the creation course of contains bringing her kids into the kitchen, Solis stated. She stated her boys have been energetic within the kitchen since they had been infants — holding measuring cups and pouring substances into bowls. 

“We now have had various large messes,” Solis stated. “If there’s something that educating younger kids has taught me is that when a multitude is made — it’s no large deal. All we’ve got to do is clear it up. This was one thing I attempted to instill in my college students, in addition to my kids, as a result of in the event you’re scared of constructing errors or messes you’re not going to attempt to study new issues. If we’re scared to strive new issues, then we are going to by no means develop.” 

Development is vital to Solis’s marketing strategy. Though she isn’t positive the place her bakery enterprise will take her — she intends to maintain difficult herself to strive new recipes. She’ll additionally benefit from the moments her purchasers see their muffins for the primary time.

“It offers me nice satisfaction to know that I’ve created one thing that individuals have loved,” Solis stated. “I actually like seeing glad faces. My favourite moments are when children, specifically, see their muffins for the primary time — the best way they gentle up is unmatched.” 

Observe Boy Mother Bakery on Instagram at @boymombakerysd.

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