Today we’d like to introduce you to Brittni Popp.
Hi Brittni, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
Since I was a little girl, I was always obsessed with Barbie. I was a toy tester for Mattel since they are based in my hometown so toys and Barbie’s have always been apart of my life. I remember walking down the isles of Toy R’ Us and just remember being lost in those Barbie’s. My Grandma said I always wanted everything and the obsession started from a young age. I always wanted a Barbie cake and always used to put my Barbie’s on top of every cake I had as a young girl. The idea rooted from there. From rhine ‘stoning beer bongs for my friends for parties, too customizing my Adidas shoes, the next venture was custom cakes. Once everyone started hitting the age of 18, I started making fun Barbie cakes for all of my friends. It was a hit, I made them purely to make my friends laugh and feel special on their day. I started getting to a point where all my friends said I needed to start a business. It sorta just took off from there. I was listening to a podcast from my mentor and now friend Lauryn Evarts Bosstick about how you shouldn’t be afraid to do something you love, and you have to take chances or else you’ll never know what will happen. So, I took the chance and here I am.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I started Betchin Cakes two years ago this month on my birthday, March 28th. It really saved my life in so many ways by starting this business. It’s not easy living in the beach cities of Los Angeles. Being an independent artist isn’t always easy. You aren’t too sure if people will like your work. You don’t know if all the money you’re investing in this business you believe in so much is really going to make it in the end. I did everything on my own. My own marketing, pricing, sourcing and anything dealing with social media, etc. I was a one woman show, pretty much still am. This business was my side hustle. Anyone from Los Angeles knows that it’s expensive to live here so I work hard so that I can do what I love while making people happy. I think the biggest issues were really figuring out what works, what doesn’t. But it’s been the most fun.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I’m Brittni Popp the founder and owner of Betchin Cakes. I decorate and customize cakes for all types of celebrations. My most popular are birthdays, anniversaries, bachelorette parties, divorce parties, children’s birthdays and even edible puppy cakes. I’m born and raised in Redondo Beach and work full time for a sales company while running and doing everything for Betchin Cakes. I’m known as a celebrity cake designer making cakes for celebrities like Paris Hilton, Khloe Kardashian, Shay Mitchell, Kate Hudson and the list goes on.
We all have a different way of looking at and defining success. How do you define success?
I’ve seen Betchin Cakes become pretty successful in just two years. I think the main thing about being successful especially being born and raised in Los Angeles is 100% being true to yourself and your brand. You have to put a lot of hard work into branding, networking, and marketing. I honestly created this company specifically to make people happy and so that they have a special moment that they will always remember. I think having healthy and respectful relationships with your clients and other vendors (celebrity or not) is so important. Being in this industry, in the center of Los Angeles, you start working with people who don’t have the same visions as you and thats okay, but being respectful is huge to me. Impression is everything, and I will tell you once you meet me and know how I work, you won’t forget this Betch.
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- Website: www.betchincakes.com
- Instagram: betchincakes, littlebetchincakes, betchinpupcakes
- Twitter: betchincakes
Brittni Popp – Betchin Cakes
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