She went to school to be a hairstylist but today Tara Bondi could be called the Queen of Cupcakes. Her shop is The Baked Cupcakery located on Grand Island. They create confections that are as tasty as they are beautiful.
Business has been so good that Tara's husband Johnathan quit his job to help run things. Tara's explains her business success this way: "We use real ingredients. Real eggs, real butter real sugar."
The couple opened a second location on Main Street in Williamsville and welcomed another addition, a baby named Colton. He was born last July way ahead of schedule. According to Johnathan, "He was in the hospital for two and a half months, going back and forth from shops, to hospital, two or three times a day was a lot."
It's been a challenge for this young family. Tara and Johnathan have two other children as well. But they have been able to keep the cupcakes coming out of the kitchen. They continue to take care of their growing business and their growing family while try to find the time to enjoy their sweet success.