RIVERVIEW — Last year, Stacia Bell started handing out samples of baked goodies at Stacia Michaels Salon, which she owns in Riverview.
From cake pops and muffins to cookies and specialty breads like poppy seed and zucchini, Bell wanted to share some of the creations she and her mom, Debbi Lory, made at home.
The reaction was so good, the mother-daughter team launched Debbi's Delectables bakery, a cottage home business.
"We both love to bake," Bell said. "She makes delicious things."
Last month, Debbi's Delectables expanded into its third local business, Foundation Coffee on Boyette Road, and launched a Facebook page to help spread the word that any local business, networking group or family in need of baked goods for a celebration can call (813) 579-7265.
As a small cottage kitchen focused on catering meetings, parties, weddings and events, Debbi's Delectables can't take online orders, but Bell said she is ready for any specialty order from sugar-free to gluten-free. Lory is moving to North Carolina this year, but Bell said she can go it alone. She will keep the business moniker for a while after mom retires her baking apron.
"I can handle it on my own," Bell said.
Find Debbi's Delectables on Facebook at facebook.com/Cookiesandsuch.