Today we’d like to introduce you to Tami Blackshear.
Tami, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Blackshear’s Berries began unintentionally about three years ago. I surprised my co-workers with some silky, milk chocolate hand-dipped strawberries in a cute little decorative box for Valentine’s Day 2016. They loved them and shared them with their family members. Soon after, their family members and other co-workers began ordering custom dipped strawberries. I began hand-delivering the items to loved ones, co-workers, friends, and significant others. Blackshear’s Berries was born. The orders have not ceased to this day and I am grateful for the accidental birth of my new journey.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
My road on Blackshear’s Berries journey has not been smooth nor rough at all. It has been an interesting experience but mostly enjoyable due to the skills and knowledge gained learned throughout the journey. One thing that is concrete is that I am truly passionate about dessert creation and styling.
A few bumps in the road has been mastering an appropriate price of my worth. Of course, I was knowledgeable of the price of store items to create my product but adding a price for customization and design was difficult for me. I didn’t want to price too high and run my customers away and I couldn’t price too low because customers would wonder what’s wrong with the product.
Some advice that I would pass along to women beginning their journey would learn and know your worth, then add tax to it.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Blackshear’s Berries – what should we know?
Blackshear’s Berries is currently a dessert styling service. Today’s trends for all celebrations and events are dessert bars/tables that can act as a great presentation at your celebration or custom favors for your guests. Blackshear’s Berries specialize in custom desserts to fit all events, celebrations, parties, corporate events, weddings, showers, branding tools, etc. All desserts are custom handmade to fit your desired colors and theme of an event.
Blackshear’s Berries signature desserts are silky, milk chocolate hand-dipped berries and also crisp, traditional candy apples. You don’t have to wait until the fall for the fair to arrive in town, Blackshear’s Berries can take care of that traditional candy apple craving year round.
I am most proud of Blackshear’s Berries desserts’ presentation and also the taste of them are just as good as they present at your celebration.
Anyone can visit a party store and purchase items for their celebration but Blackshear’s Berries is desired more due to the customization, options, and convenience for attraction for you and your guests at your event.
We’re interested to hear your thoughts on female leadership – in particular, what do you feel are the biggest barriers or obstacles?
In the business world, female leaders are still a minority. I examine barriers that hinder females in leadership roles would be emotional intelligence and gender culture and how they greatly impact leadership.
- Sweet Package: Serves 20-40 Guests, 3 Dozen Desserts, $375.00
- More Sweet Package: Serves 60 Guests, 60 Custom Candy Apples, $410.00
- Sweeter Package: Serves 85-130 Guests, 10 Dozen Desserts, $630.00
- Email: Blackshears.Berries@gmail.com
- Instagram: @blackshears.berries
- Facebook: @Blackshear’s Berries