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Community Highlights: Meet Elizabeth Spitdowski of Flippin’ Sweets ‘n Treats

Today we’d like to introduce you to Elizabeth Spitdowski.

Hi Elizabeth, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
I’ve enjoyed baking for as long as I can remember. During the holidays (and any other chance I could find), I would help my mom bake cookies and pies. The first Christmas after I graduated college I got my own real mixer – which is still going strong 14 years later! I officially started up my business at the end of 2020 as an outlet after a very stressful several months at my corporate job; I needed more “joy” in my life and my husband encouraged me to take my love of baking to the next level. I started small with some cookie treat boxes for friends to gift to their coworkers at the holidays as well as hot chocolate bombs and cakesicles (cake pops that look like small popsicles), and have continued to grow from there.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
Overall it has been a fairly smooth road so far. It took some time to figure out all of the back end paperwork I needed to complete to make sure my business was licensed appropriately and settle on a name that I really connected with which wasn’t already taken by someone else.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your business?
Flippin’ Sweets ‘n Treats is a licensed cottage bakery based in Atlanta (Lindberg/Druid Hills area). I specialize in fresh, baked from scratch treats of all kinds – gourmet/stuffed cookies and brownies, cakesicles, cupcakes, macarons, hot chocolate bombs and other chocolate confections. I am self-taught with a passion for baking happiness into everyone’s lives.

We’d love to hear about how you think about risk taking?
Risk-taking is a part of any business (and life). It can be uncomfortable and scary when confronted with big decisions that require taking a risk, such as investing time, money and resources into a new business venture, but it’s necessary. It’s important to do research and try to gather as much information as you reasonably can before making the call and at some point, you just have to dive in! I would consider myself a calculated risk-taker, I like to have an idea of what I’d be getting myself into but am not afraid of taking risks if the possible reward is worth it.

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Chris Fain, Lyndsey Wright

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