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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Capri Jones - Mama Cupcakes and More

Are you from Saint Louis? if not, where (and why did you come to Saint Louis)?

Yes I am from Saint Louis, Missouri born and raised. I initially grew up on the Westside of Saint Louis on Clara Ave off of Saint Louis Ave (depending on your age you may be more familiar with the area as being referred  to as the horseshoe… )  We then moved to Whittier and Saint Louis Ave after a house fire to later move back to the original and current location of Clara Ave once the house was rebuilt.

Which High School did you attend, (if you attended high school in MO)? (If not from Saint Louis, you can opt out of this question)

I was lucky to have attended Cleveland NJROTC located on the south side on Louisiana Ave.  I participated in many sport activates at the school. It was a great high school in my opinion. I did graduate in ‘93 and later went to Grambling University.

Which area is the best? Why? (County(North, South, West), City, St. Charles, Chesterfield, East Saint Louis, etc...)

There is no best area, its all Saint Louis. Each area contributes to one another. Example my childhood was spent on both the west side and midtown. I was educated on the south side. I was able to meet and become friends with people from each area. I work 5 minutes away from Saint Charles my lil home business is located on the west side where I grew up. I have fond memories of each an every area of Saint Louis its impossible for me to say one is better than the other especially since I love my city.

Tell me something about yourself that you would like to share.

Telling someone about me is rather difficult. Never been much to brag or boast about who I am or what I do. I’m a humble quiet person that enjoys life and people. I’m a mother of 3 wonderful children and the daughter of two awesome old people.  I still find myself finding me even at the age of 40. I appreciate life an all that it has to offer and the people that I encounter in my life mean a great deal to me. I have never wanted to be famous or known all over. I have always wanted to be able to live a life of  peace and harmony. It probably sounds corny but I believe the best way to live life is to eat, love and be happy. As easy as it sounds it can be a struggle.

What is/are the name(s) of your business(es) and describe it/them (please provide a website and email address if possible). Why did you start it/them?

The name of my little love child is Mama Cupcakes and More.  My oldest daughter came up with the name it was either that or Mean As Cupcakes. Since people tend to label me as mean. She originally said Mama Cupcakes but the more got added once I start doing more than cupcakes. I really can’t say I started Mama Cupcakes and More she kind of started me.  I found myself dealing with a lot and didn’t really have a way to vent how I was feeling that would be beneficiary to everyone around me.  I was dealing with bouts of depression and needed to find a way to move past it. 

So I start baking. I already enjoyed baking an as a child I was one that always went to Ventures, Walmart, and Schnucks  to watch the cake decorators. I wanted to go to school for baking but didn’t think my parents would have bought into so I went and  got a degree in Criminal Justice. Any who…  I just started baking and my God Sister began to egg me on so I start offering what I baked to others and it grew. I surprise myself at what I can do with flour, butter and sugar… I'm still very small (I say) I back from the same home I grew up in. So I’m a home baker( trying to grow)  and I enjoy every powder sugar moment of it. Baking is not easy you have some real emotional moments when baking. Especially when you have your heart into it . If its not right you redo it until it is. I’m blessed to have the awesome old people around especially my mom where I see flaws she see beauty. If not for her I'm sure plenty of cakes would have been thrown out the front door. 

I don’t have a website(yet).  I am word of mouth. You have to know somebody, that know me, to know me…  lol but I can be found on Facebook at Mama Cupcakes and More as well as on Instagram at Mama_Cupcakes.

What three words would describe your business(es)? (If you own more than one business please give three words to describe each business).

Crazy, Family, Fun

I was so impressed with the desserts that she brought to our meetup that I had her also send me some additional pictures. Check out her skills! Did I also mention she does alcohol infused desserts as well?

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