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Barry Student Launches At-Home Dessert Business

By Christopher Mitchell

What started off as a way to keep busy during quarantine, became a full-fledged business for 21-year-old Brittney Dixon who marked the one-year anniversary of “Brittney’s Desserts” this April.

“I didn’t think my business would blossom the way it did but, that motivated me to believe in my desserts,” said Dixon, a Barry University junior studying business marketing.

She was born and raised in Miami but now lives with her family in Plantation, Florida.

In April of 2020, the entire world was adjusting to stay-at-home orders due to the Coronavirus. By not being able to work, Dixon used baking as a way to bring in some sort of income.

“I always loved baking but never thought I could make a business out of it,” said Dixon. “When I first started, I never would’ve imagined it lasting a year, but my clientele grew more and more and so did my passion for baking.

She pushed herself to take orders in cupcakes and chocolate-covered strawberries, slowly adding add more treats to her menu. She worked on her craft by using the quarantine as time to practice and perfect her baking and decor skills.

As a one-woman show, Dixon manages her business social media account, baking/decorating as well as the customer service aspect.

“It is a big load to handle and very time consuming being in control of every single aspect of Brittney’s Desserts, on top of having a personal life, and online classes,” she said.

She celebrated her one-year anniversary on April 10 with a one-dollar cupcake sale and has started accepting orders for Mother’s Day. Follow her @Brittneysdesserts on Instagram to order now!

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