We had the good fortune of connecting with Cynthia Badillo and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Cynthia, looking back, what do you think was the most difficult decision you’ve had to make?
The most difficult decision I had to make was dedicating myself to my business full time. I was only able to take two or three orders for the weekends while working a full-time job. I was afraid to completely leave my job, so I went to working just part-time as my business started growing. I then had to make the difficult decision of leaving that job and focusing just on my cake business as it was getting too hard for me to handle. This was difficult for me because I was afraid that my business would not be successful.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Delicioso Cakes is a home-based business that offers delicious custom cakes and treats for all types of events. It is run by myself with a bit of help from my family. I am very creative, attentive to detail, and a perfectionist. I am also very passionate about my career. I put my heart into each and every one of my cakes. I am proud of how far I have come so far and what I have accomplished. A lesson I have learned is that in order to become better and achieve your goals you have to be willing to take huge risks and have faith and patience. I want people to know that I actually have a degree in baking and pastry from Le Cordon Bleu. I would like everyone to know that each cake as simple as it might be takes time to create. I would also like everyone to know that I hope to open up my bakery soon.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would take them to the Atlanta Beltline for a bike/scooter ride and also Insomnia Cookies followed by the Drive-in movies. If they visit in the Fall, I would take them to haunted house attractions, specifically Netherworld. I would take them to Waffle House, some wing place, and Iron Age to go eat.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
First, I would like to thank God because he has helped me get to where I am now. I would also like to thank my family, specifically my parents and brother, for their unconditional support and for always pushing me to take big risks. I would like to give a HUGE thanks to all the customers for trusting me with their cakes and getting me to where I am now. Another person I want to give recognition to is my godmother, who persuaded me to take simple cake decorating classes with her while I was in high school, which then led to my fascination with making cakes. Last but not least, I would like to thank my “anonymous” friend Diana, who has supported me from the start and has always been there for me.

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