If you’re looking for delicious baked goods, the place to go is Mimi’s Treats! This new student-run business was created by Sophomore Mary Oyefuga over the summer. “I wanted a way to show kindness to others,” she said. Mary worked during 2022 to turn her passion of baking into a business in order to bring a little bit of happiness to people.
Mary has been baking her whole life but got serious about it during 6th grade when she began to try out new recipes and innovate in what she was making. Currently, her favorites to bake are “brown butter chocolate chip cookies, cake, and anything lemony,” she said.
Contrary to what one might think, running Mimi’s Treats is more than just baking. Mary packages the baked goods herself and adds handwritten notes to each order. Mimi’s Treats also releases new themed menus with the seasons. Currently, the spring menu features strawberry shortcake cookies, funfetti cupcakes, lemon crinkle cookies and more! Mary runs the whole business herself, though she says her brother occasionally helps out.
Her advice to those who may want to start their own business? “If you want to do something like this, you have to put your heart into it,” Mary says. Running a business is a lot of work, and she had to learn how to balance her school and baking and be practical about what she could reasonably make. Preparation is very important when trying to fill large orders, she says.
To order from Mimi’s Treats, simply follow “mimis_treats26” on Instagram and DM Mary with your order!