This month’s vendor spotlight is Paper Cake Scissors so we interviewed Emily Gold about her business. Check out the Q & A below to learn a little about Paper Cake Scissors & don’t forget to “like” them on Facebook to stay up to date!
Tell us a little about yourself – who are you? What is your business name?
Emily: I’m Emily Gold of Paper Cake Scissors. I’m the maker of everything that I sell. (Full disclosure: my mom sews my linen tea towels, aprons, and eye pillows.) My business name incorporates my baking, book arts, and various craft pursuits.
Why did you get into your business?
Emily: After losing my job in 2009, I decided it was a good time to try out baking as a business. I had worked in bakeries previously and had knowledge of how to scale recipes, produce quantities of pastries, and package to sell. I wanted to make my own unique pastries by focusing on the seasons and using local ingredients. About four years ago, I incorporated my line of kitchen linens. The linens are functional and one-of-a-kind, and make great gifts. They’re a fun way for me to play with color and design.
What inspires you to run Paper Cake Scissors on the long and/or hard days?
Emily: I really love what I do. I’m so comfortable in the kitchen and there’s a thread between desserts and nostalgia that I love. Everyone has a connection to a special memory through food–it’s universal.
What is your favorite product that you sell?
Emily: It varies! I tend to get excited about my most recent creation.
What is your favorite part about Saturdays at the Bennington Farmers’ Market?
Emily: I love chatting with my customers, hearing their feedback on last time’s purchases, and catching up on what they’ve been cooking/baking, making, enjoying, etc. The community that has formed around the market is amazing! I enjoy watching people run into friends and take the time to talk to one another at the market.
What’s something customers can look forward to at your vendor book in the upcoming weeks?
Emily: Chocolate truffles, marshmallows, and lots of linens!