It all started with a birthday party for one very special little guy.
When her son turned a year old in June 2011, Shannon Taylor wanted to throw him the BEST party. She and her mother, Janet Deonas, made tiny cake pops for the tiny birthday boy. The result was so cute — and so fun to make — that the closeknit mother and daughter decided to start making them for friends. Yaya’s Attic was born… and it has since evolved into a thriving business that makes all kinds of crafty merchandise, including cake pops, wooden wall art, monogrammed kitchen towels, appliqued children’s clothing and more.
They take orders for their adorable cake pops for birthday parties, weddings, holiday parties and other events. Their Facebook page has photos feaures dozens of themed cake pops: ducklings, Easter rabbits, footballs, clowns, Halloween witches, reindeer, jungle animals… and the list goes on.
“The sky is the limit for custom ideas, shapes, and colors,” Shannon told me, joking that the cake pops have been selling like “hot cakes.”
Both Janet and Shannon grew up in Fernandina and graduated from Fernandina Beach High School. Their close ties with the community turned out to be a great asset in getting the word out about their business.
“Being a local has its perks in the market!” Shannon said. “Friends are always quick to use someone they know over an Internet shop.”
Soon, Janet and Shannon decided to offer their artistic talents in other genres: they started offering their decorating skills for parties, making decorative wooden letters for children’s bedrooms and they purchased a monogram machine to start making monogrammed and appliqued clothes and kitchen towels.
“We are focusing on pillowcase dresses for girls, matching short sets for boys, and kitchen hand towels for the moms,” Shannon said. “We can add an applique or monogram to almost anything. With numerous fonts and thread colors, here too, the possibilities are endless!”
Taylor, who is also co-owner of a green screen photography business called Picture Happy Media, said the best part of Yaya’s Attic is that it brings her together with her mother.
“We have fun doing what we do on a part time basis and it also give us some much-needed mother-daughter time. My mom is my best friend and I believe she would say the same.”
If you’re interested in learning more about Yaya’s Attic:
Contact: Call them at 904-753-4075 or 904-430-3707, or email email@example.com
Online: Visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/YaYasAttic.