Female, black-owned bakery business,
operating out of Carson in Los Angeles County, California
Temesha is baker, business owner, and Daria’s mom
I’m Temesha, a baker, businesswoman and single mother. My daughter Daria is a miracle child and she has been my inspiration for me to pursue my dreams as an entrepreneur.
With help from my family, my friends, and my church community I have chosen to pursue my passion through baking and cooking for others.
Baking has been a passion of mine for a very long time. About 20 years ago I made a cheesecake for a co-worker, and before long other co-workers began ordering from me. This led to a small business where I would sell cheesecakes and other desserts to people in my community. Currently I am only delivering my delectables to California addresses, but my goal is to expand my business even further.
My favorite quote
The only failures are those who fail to try.”
– Lester B. Pearson
Honoring the Legacy of my African American Grandmothers
I am not the first woman in my family to use her cooking and baking talents to build a small business in her local community; both my grandmothers were using their skills to provide for their families in a time that allowed limited opportunities for African American women.
On my mother’s side, my grandmother cooked and ran a small business where she fed hungry train porters as they came into town, and my mother helped her.
My paternal grandmother was known all over her town in Texas for her delicious pies, cakes, and tamales. Her recipes are special, and some of the techniques are used in my cooking.
These women have shaped me into who I am today. I will continue to honor their legacy and pass down my own legacy to my daughter Daria.