Meet Pamela, our Arise member and owner of @flourboxseattle.
She will be having a pop up at our event on 12/11, so make sure you grab a donut from her and say hi! One of our goals at Arise is to support local business owners in Seattle. We are super proud of Pamela’s journey as an entrepreneur and can’t wait to try her donuts! 🥰🍩
Hi! 👋🏼 It’s Pamela, creator and baker of @theflourboxseattle
, in my typical setting. Apron ‘round my waist, a bird’s nest on my head, butter on my fingers, probably flour smudged everywhere. And a very necessary filter. 👩🏻🍳 This baking business of mine has grown so much in these past few months that I realize many of you have no idea who’s behind it — so I’m here to introduce myself! (Also, this is a long overdue #meetthemaker
post, suggested by Charlie of @deepseasugar
!) Be warned: this’ll be a long one! 🙈
First things first, I’m 21 years old and fresh out of school. 🙌🏼 The first time I ever baked something on my own was at 18, and before that, I probably couldn’t be trusted to boil water (yup..I was that clueless in the kitchen 😅). Needless to say, I’ve learned a lot since then. Baking has become my passion, and it’s something I would love to make a career out of; and with all of your support, I believe it can happen.
As someone who’s always struggled with social interaction and any type of public attention, building this business has been a HUGE step out of my comfort zone (you guys, just taking a photo of myself and sharing it here was a struggle). I’ve learned that even a terribly shy and awkward weirdo like me can connect with people, and for me that’s through food. Desserts, mostly. 💁🏻♀️ Still, hosting pop ups every month is about the most nerve-wracking thing ever, and I am still always shocked to see any line for my donuts. You all stun me in the best way possible and I am so so grateful for the support. It’s a scary thing putting yourself out there for the world to criticize, but the love I’ve received has been incredible. Thank you, truly.
Anyway, back to facts: for the most part, The Flour Box is a one-woman operation.