It started almost 7 years ago when iSTORYAn Pastry maker cookiejar invaded and sweetened the forums with her yummy-licious home-baked goodies. Monica Alix aka Cookiejar makes delicious and creative custom-made cakes that lives up to her iSTORYAn nick—cookiejar—making you grab for more!
What makes her goodies distinct is the fact that it’s homemade. This means you can step up to their porch and warm your tummies.
iSTORYA.NET's 10th anniversary cake by cookiejar
Generations of Baking
Monica has been baking since she was 8 and rightfully so. She has learned this trade from her great-grandmother, grandmother, mom and aunts.
And while her business has been a success, it wasn’t a bed of roses. Her major challenges include meeting clients who are close-minded and unreasonable. Some also order on the last minute and she has to come up with a design that would fit the occasion
iSTORYAn by Heart
Aside from the Buy and Sell section, cookiejar also frequents the General Discussion section. Even the very popular thread there, Dear God
was created by her. It talks about what would you want God to listen to you—your prayers, your heart’s desire for the day or for that certain moment.
And being an iSTORYAn also helped her in her business. What started out as a word of mouth spread like wildfire when she placed her business in iSTORYA.NET. Right now, she has an underground fan base!
In comparison to other advertisement medium, iSTORYA.NET threads last. This means that while ads on TV and Radio last for a minute, a thread in iSTORYA can be searched and it will be there for years! She also gets to interact with her customers on a daily basis and they give her feedback if she is on the right track.
For Monica, she believes that you have to always start a business with something that you love to do and then earn rather than the other way around. Doing a pastry business doesn’t necessarily mean you need to have a course in baking or cooking. She may not have the fancy skills with other chefs but this doesn’t mean you can’t be successful. If you have the heart, then you can do your own piece de resistance.
The Cookie Jar
122 Gorordo Avenue
412-2615 | 927-911-1105
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