Fabulous Working Females Presents:
Small Business of the Month!
Alexa Esposito, Founder of The Poppery!
Tell us about yourself!
My name is Alexa Esposito & I am 26 years old. I am engaged to my fiancé Mike & we have two cats, Penelope & Harley. My favorite thing to do is go out to eat & shop.
What business did you start?
I opened The Poppery at the age of 24. The Poppery is a custom dessert boutique specializing in cake pops. We like to describe our desserts as “edible art”. We design & make every item by hand; every piece is truly a labor of love. We are located in Mount Kisco, New York. We serve the Westchester county area but have customers who travel in from Connecticut, Long Island, New Jersey, and NYC. It’s always amazing when we find out how far people travel just for our desserts to complete their events!
What inspired you to start The Poppery?
Growing up, I always loved art & being creative. I always knew what ever job I chose needed to have a creative outlet. I started making cake pops for family & friends and before I knew it, I had outgrown my home kitchen. I never planned to own my own business but now I am able to be my own boss & build a future for myself.
If you could give advice to a woman who is thinking of starting a business, what would it be?
I would tell any female looking to start their own business to never give up and stay focused. You truly have to put everything you have into building your business. Also, save your money and having a handy boyfriend really helped, He did renovate my entire shop LOL.
What makes you feel most fabulous with being an entrepreneur?
Being an entrepreneur is definitely not “going on vacation whenever you want” and “making your own hours”. You will work harder than ever before and experience levels of tired you didn’t even know existed. But there is nothing like knowing your business successes are because of your own hard work and dedication.
Thank you, Alexa, for showing us that we as fabulous working females can turn our dreams into reality. Your persistence, drive, and talent has led you to bring your passion and success into one. Your treats are FABULOUS, and we can’t wait to see all the future holds for you!
Be sure to follow The Poppery on Instagram, and support Alexa by ordering some DELICIOUS treats through her website below!
Also, be sure to lookout for a sweet giveaway over the month of February by following @fabulousworkingfemales!