Christina’s Creations home baked goods are taking off faster than expected by the Huron family that runs the business.
Bryan and Angie Edwards and their children have operated the bakery since it began in the summer of 2021 out of their home.
While everyone in the family pitches in, the real star of the show is Christina, the couple’s 17-year-old daughter, who has been selling her bakery creations since she was in the fourth grade.
Christina grew up dreaming of being the first female astronaut to land on Mars, her mother said.
But, as time passed, the young woman’s plans changed when she realized how much she enjoyed culinary work.
Now the mother and daughter have become a baking team and are expanding their business as word spreads about their products.
“Christina would take her coveted carrot cake cupcakes to the Huron Farmers Market, where people would wait for her when she got home from school,” according to a news release from the Erie County Economic Development Corporation.
The young entrepreneur is an award-winning baker who is currently enrolled in the culinary arts program at EHOVE Vocational School, according to the statement.
Some of their recognitions include Ohio ProStart’s first ever 2022 Creative Cakes Award for a cake inspired by the movie “Up,” according to the statement.
Meanwhile, Angie Edwards has decades of cooking and baking experience that has been passed down through the generations, and she said she is elated for her daughter and family.
“I am very proud of them,” she said.
Bryan Edwards handles the marketing side of the business while Christina’s siblings Dominic, Ethan and Faith help out when needed.
Bryan Edwards is also the owner of Alphabet Marketing.
“I told the kids how proud I am of them that they don’t even complain when we have to work late,” Angie Edwards said.
For example, the family has stayed up working until 3 am on occasion, he said.
Typically, Christina and her mom bake about 240 cookies a week, but that can change quickly if large orders come in.
Their best-selling treats are their cut-out cookies that are frequently ordered for birthday parties, graduation parties, and corporate events.
“Nowadays, everyone takes them to school instead of cupcakes because the cookie designs can be unique and fun,” Angie said.
Christina works hard in the business putting in about 20 hours a week in addition to school and extracurricular activities, according to the statement.
“There are days when she doesn’t even make $5 an hour, but she still works hard,” said Angie Edwards. “He is passionate about what he does and enjoys it.
“We are very proud of her for the leader she is becoming and the role model she is for her siblings and other children in the community.”
To place an order or learn more about the company, visit www.christinascreationsbakery.com.