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Meet Raihana and Sumaiya Mulla

Today we’d like to introduce you to Raihana and Sumaiya Mulla.

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
Our business started with selling cheesecakes from a jar, we had 25 flavors and everyone was crazy for them, until one day a cottage producer in Prairie MN sent me a not so nice message that we were not allowed to sell dairy from our home.

We completely stopped and decided to do cake in a jar and other treats, Sumaiya who was 16 at the time was gravely effected by covid and not being able to get out, this was going to be a distraction from what was effecting her with not being able to go to school and any social activities.

We sat down and studied about the cottage producer license and was able to apply for it and now we not only have the cottage license but we also have a commercial license.

We take pride in what we make, Sumaiya works on all the labels and packaging. She has become a very strong and independent young woman.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
It has been a very rough road as Sumaiya was not well and to go through all the paperwork for getting licensed and getting our name out was hard. We didn’t give up as we knew we had nothing to lose, we did lots and lots of giveaways and donations as well as fundraising gifts to get our name out, it for sure has paid off, we are known as the cake popping ladies in our area

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
Sumaiya is still a student who is going to be graduating soon.

I am a full-time Youtuber with over 167,000 subscribers. The hardest thing for me was to put my business on hold until our home business took off, we can now proudly say that we are getting very close to our goals, we will be able to operate our home business, with by that way we were able to remodel our basement and now have a full kitchen and work area, we were able to lay off the entire amount of the remodeling in December. I try and still shoot videos here and there, just haven’t uploaded them yet.

I am most proud of my daughter Sumaiya, a girl who had no confidence and one who really got affected by covid and is now a very confident entrepreneur. She is my rock and I am very proud of her.

What are your plans for the future?
We always go for more and better things Our dream is to one day have a food truck and we will work hard everyday of the week to one day be able to afford a food truck.

Our business is great, as a family, we take so much pride in what we do, my older daughter takes care of social media and my hubby helps package everything.

This opportunity brought our family very close.

Pricing:

  • Cake pops start at $3
  • Chocolate covered Oreos start at $3
  • Chocolate covered marshmallow kabobs 12 for $20
  • Caramel wrapped chocolate covered pretzels 12 for $36
  • Hot cocoa bombs start at $6

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Sakina Mulla

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