Cupcake Mojo is all about “baking people happy.” Started by mother-daughter team Maureen Fitzgerald and Christina Nalband, Cupcake Mojo creates scrumptious cupcakes and treats using the finest ingredients, swirled with a variety of luscious hand piped icings, and decorated just for you. Is it any wonder that this cupcakery is your Totally Awesome pick for best bakery around Boston? Maureen and Christina recently took the time to chat with us about the evolution of Cupcake Mojo, what they’re most proud of, and more. Read on:
Red Tricycle: Congratulations on being voted “Most Awesome” by your community! What do think your customers value most about your business?
MF & CN: We take pride in baking our cupcakes and treats on-site daily. Our welcoming atmosphere and excellent customer service match the quality of our product. Each customer is treated special from the moment they walk in. Whether our customers are ordering 500 custom cupcakes or just stopping by to say hello and enjoy a cup of coffee with us, they know they are always welcome.
RT: What inspired you to start your business?
CN: Growing up in a single parent household, Mom had little time to cook, (she was a terrible cook) but, she was a great baker, making the time to bake us delicious treats. As we grew up we joined Mom in the kitchen. What began as mother and daughter creating new flavors and creations grew into a family team and a business started from our home in 2010 after selling our first batch of cupcakes to friends.
Without any business loans and turning down all investment opportunities our bakery doors opened on June 16, 2012 located in our hometown in Historical Weymouth Landing, Massachusetts. With a combined love for sweets, treats and party planning, Cupcake Mojo is our dream come true boutique gourmet cupcake bakery and party center where we specialize in “Baking People Happy!”
RT: Any advice for new business owners just getting started?
MF & CN: Love what you do, do what you love!
RT: Can you give us one tip for balancing entrepreneurship with parenthood?
MF: Being a parent comes first and foremost.
RT: What is your proudest moment as a business owner or parent?
MF: My daughter Christina not only co-owns the business working everyday as well as being a full time college student. Christina also was chosen as one of the top 40 entrepreneurs under age 40.
CN: Being recognized for such a positive thing as owning my own business and being selected as one of the top 40 entrepreneurs under age 40. Allowing younger people to understand success is achievable and dreams do come true. Overall, that hard work pays off in more ways than just a pay check.