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Meet Tami Blackshear of Blackshear’s Berries

Today we’d like to introduce you to Tami Blackshear. 

Hi Tami, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I am Tami Blackshear, owner and operator of Blackshear’s Berries. My dessert styling business all started when I enjoyed some rich-tasting, silky, milk chocolate-dipped strawberries at my sister’s surprise 40th birthday bash. I fell in love with the presentation of the berries as well as taste of them. Soon after, I tested my own chocolate berry dipping skills on my co-workers for Valentine’s Day and Blackshear’s Berries was birthed. Requests for chocolate-dipped strawberries began and have not ceased since.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
The road of chocolate-covered strawberries has not been easy but 98% enjoyable. My struggles are definitely not creativity, pleasing my customers or presentations. My struggles have been honoring self worth, pricing my own talents and consumed time. I continue to struggle with it at times but I am a lot better than when I first began my berry journey.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
Blackshear’s Berries is a dessert styling service for all celebrations. It specializes in custom, handmade desserts to fit all themes, styles, and colors of celebrations. You would think that my most desired dessert would be chocolate-dipped strawberries but actually, it’s traditional candy apples. Everyone loves to add colorful, themed candy apples to their celebrations. This would have to be my number one desired and most requested dessert.

What sets my dessert styling business apart from others would have to be presentation and now since Covid-19 has surfaced, would have to be my packaging of my desserts.

I would love for my readers to know that I may not always have the love for dessert styling but I would most definitely have the love and passion for creativity and presentation. I do see Blackshear’s Berries gearing more toward a major creative brand with eye-catching marketing skills, branding and style.

We’re always looking for the lessons that can be learned in any situation, including tragic ones like the Covid-19 crisis. Are there any lessons you’ve learned that you can share?
Covid-19 crisis like many others sent myself and my business in a panic. It definitely forced me to go into new decision-making and creating plans b, c, and d to fit my business and services.

Pricing:

  • Sweet Package Option 1: $495 Option 1a: $780
  • Sweeter Package $1470
  • Sweetest Package $2070
  • Most Sweetest Package $2580

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