We had the good fortune of connecting with Rochelle `Zarate and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rochelle, what’s your definition for success?
I personally define success as reaching a goal you set for yourself whether it be big or small. Being consistent and focusing, understanding what needs to be done to reach your goal, making necessary improvements and monitoring your progress is really all that’s needed to achieve the goal you set for yourself.
What should our readers know about your business?
My business was initially a side hustle and through the pandemic I pushed this into a full time everyday job, I can honestly say I’m proud of how much my business has grown from basic cupcakes and cakes I pushed more onto my menu of different pastries, dessert tables, custom cakes for weddings, birthdays and more. I’m extremely excited as this year I invested in party rentals Jumpers, tables, chairs, backdrops, balloon garlands and more is yet to come!
I offer regular, vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free (diabetic friendly) desserts and even desserts for your dogs/puppies!
My baking journey has not been easy, its been quite difficult and there’s days I was ready to just give up and find another 9-5. I am a wife and mother of 6 children so literally finding time in between that and running a business was just a rollercoaster and still is… but I learned to manage my time and balance it accordingly to still be able to tend to my family and their needs and still keeping up and growing my business everyday. I am where I am in my business because I simply never gave up, I used any challenges I came across to level up business wise and as an individual.
I strive to give quality service to my customers and try to accommodate them to the best of my ability. I bake for weddings, birthday parties, quinceanera (15th birthday), Debut (18th birthday) and etc. and sometimes getting these events together are pricey and I have been open to payment plans as well. It’s all about quality customer service and the quality of your product that will always keep customers happy and ready to come back.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My 1st shout out would be to my husband and kids they rooted for me from the jump, helped me when I needed it and promote me every chance they get. My husband is legit my Hype man he promotes me to every person he knows and meets. Days my husband and my kids would come out and help me at the events I vend at. My family has pushed me to keep going on days I feel like giving up but they remind me of what I’m about and how far I’ve come in my business, the hustle will never stop.
I’d like to give a shout out to every single one of my friends & customers that have continuously supported me there would be no Marrobkays Bake without all your support!! Thank you all for all your love and support I truly appreciate it all I promise to continue providing you with the best and quality desserts and cakes!
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