“Momentrepreneurs” Leah Tutin and Taya Geiger were just neighbors before a shared love for family and baking brought them together as business partners.
About four years ago the two came together to create Scratch & Grain Baking Co. cookie kits – an idea that came to be after “an unfortunate baking experience.” It was after spending three hours and about 40 dollars to end up with a mess and hyper children that Leah decided there had to be a better, less complicated way to make homemade treats.
In an effort to make “homemade baking fun, delicious, easy, and a littler healthier,” the mother’s created Scratch & Grain Baking Co., which are individual cookie kits. No longer do you have to go to the grocery store and deal with the hassle of buying a laundry list of ingredients. But, by making each kit individually packaged with separate ingredients, the moms have come up with a simpler way to bake.
The homemade baking kits have quality ingredients, which are perfectly measured out and packaged individually. Each Scratch and Grain cookie kit comes with easy-to-understand instructions along with each ingredient packaged, labeled, and numbered separately.
Not only did the two women create recipes for the kits, but they also have tasty gluten-free kits available for their consumers. The kits also feature all-natural and organic ingredients. In fact, in an effort to provide healthier options, the women have also managed to make tasty cookies that are healthier by using whole wheat and gluten-free flours.
To provide more baking freedom, customers have the option to customize cookies based on personal preferences. So now, when someone is picky or allergic to an ingredient such as nuts, instead of not including the ingredient at all, you can choose to add it to only part of the batter. The website states, “We give you the freedom to replace any ingredient, and add any number of new ingredients, even the finicky foodie can make this kit just the way they like it!”
Although Leah moved on from the company in the beginning of 2017, Taya, who now runs the company by herself, said that being her own boss is very rewarding.
“The effort I put into my company has a direct correlation to what I get out of it,” says Taya, who also added that she likes that she has freedom, flexibility, and complete control over her own destiny.
Taya also explained how going on Shark Tank helped grow her business.
“Being on Shark Tank has helped bring awareness to our products and brand, which has provided exponential growth,” she says. “It also opened the door to buyers that we previously had a hard time getting in front of.”
When asked what advice she would give to people who want to start a business, she said: “Be prepared to give more time and money to your business than you plan. It takes a lot of work, a lot of money, and success doesn’t come as quickly as you hope or think. I personally thought I would have a multi-million dollar business on my hands in 1 to 2 years after the launch of the company. In reality it took 4 years to get there!”
Scratch & Grain Cookie Kits sell for $8-10 per unit and include about a dozen cookies in each box. Combo packs are also available in which three, four, or six kits.
Scratch & Grain Baking Co. products can be brought on their website at http://www.scratchandgrain.com/ as well as on Amazon.