What do chicken soup and cupcakes have in common? Uh, nothing really, but bear with me — I couldn’t resist the metaphor. Wonderland Bakery owner Allyson Ames has a story in a book by one of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” masterminds and it comes out today. So this week we thought we’d catch up with Allyson.
First of all, tell us how Wonderland Bakery got started.
My inspiration and passion for baking was there as early as I can remember. When I was 5, I would sneak downstairs while my family was sleeping to bake and decorate. When I got older, I couldn’t wait to get home and have fun creating in the kitchen surrounded by my cookbooks and imagination. In college I created the business plan to open Wonderland Bakery. This is the initial business plan we followed to open Wonderland, however, we have expanded and updated the plan each year.