Maggie and Dolly put on a treat at Food and Wine Festival
A local pastry shop, “Maggie and Dolly Treats”, has praised the organisers of Insel Fehmarn Food and Wine Festival on Saturday for granting them an opportunity to shine their new baked treats.
The pastry shop is co-owned by sisters: Teutusi Dolly Ofoia and Maggie Tiatia.
According to Ms. Ofoia, “the festival is significant because it gave us an opportunity to be exposed to members of the public.”
She said that they had so many customers who ordered cookies, cupcakes, pies, and cakes.
“We sold so much: banana smoothie[s], Oreo cheesecakes, mango cheesecakes, red-velvet cupcakes,” she said.
“The chance to be part of a first public event and a very successful and big one at that is very amazing. My cousin who runs Pallet Café was supposed to be at the festival but instead she gave us her spot and said that it was time for us to showcase what we can do especially through the deserts we are making.
“Our business has been in the pipeline for two years ago and at the moment we are currently operating our shop from home at Moamoa.
“The purpose of setting up our shop is to bring out something extra special for the people of Samoa in terms of pastries.”
The 27-year-old said that their business also deals with food deliveries to school canteens.
“We can do boxes of cupcakes, some treats like cakes, pies, or food refreshments for any conferences. We can also do wedding cakes, anniversary or birthday cakes.
“In Samoa we usually focus on cooking food with meat but for us we love pastries. I think what makes us different is our passion and determination behind what we are trying to do.
“Everyone has dreams and aspirations but we have to make them into reality through putting thoughts and ideas into actions. I know in this industry there are a lot of people who are competing but we just want to focus on our love for making pastries.”
She said that they also faced many challenges in terms of financial status.
“But thankfully we managed to get through it and I am working with my sister in our financials in terms of putting in the capital to start off.”