About

Blooming August is here to help you celebrate lifes’ special moments through handcrafted, custom designed cookies and desserts that you’ll never forget.

I operate my home-based bakery in Friendswood, TX and serve the city of Houston, including its surrounding areas.

If you’re looking for sweets to make a lasting impression on your guests that fit your theme perfectly, go ahead and fill out the inquiry form and I’ll be in touch! I look forward to connecting you with you about your next event.

Meet Yasmin

I’m Yasmin, affectionately known as Yaz to loved ones. I love to make sweet treats and sometimes paint on cookies. I’m a wife… and I’m a mother.

I first gained interest in baking when I was a child watching my grandmother in the kitchen and eventually receiving my own Easy Bake Oven. Do you remember those? It wasn’t until my colleges where I realized that baking meant more than something fun to do for the holidays. I started making desserts in my dorm room and at my friends place… everyone raved about it, although I still did not have the confidence to take it seriously. Once I completed my Bachelor’s degree, I eventually enrolled in The Art Institute’s Culinary Arts program and immediately I knew that I was on the right path – but it was only just the beginning.

Fast forward to a year later, I gave birth to my son and had a traumatic experience. I struggled to adjust to my new role as a mom and trying to get myself back on the road of pursuing my passion seemed even further to reach than it had before. I realized that I could no longer let my dreams be pushed aside and decided that it was time to let my talents shine and pursue my passions any way I can.

So, I started a blog in August 2016 as a way to hold myself accountable to my creativity. As I shared recipes and life lessons, family and friends began requesting desserts made for birthday parties, baby showers and other events. Eventually, I became so busy making desserts, Blooming August became a dessert catering business, focusing on decorated sugar cookies.

I decided to try my first shot at decorating cookies in December 2016 after seeing it everywhere on social media. I researched recipes, tips, and tools, and got to work. I practiced (a lot), viewed tons on videos and YouTube, attended a class by a local cookier, and kept doing it. As matter of act, I still practice in between orders! I also make other desserts, but I’ve learned that I really enjoy this new journey in my “sweet” world, creating edible pieces of art.

Through Blooming August, I share my journey to live a life that I love, in hopes to provide inspiration for you to embark your own journey and start planting seeds as well. You may not have all of the tools right away, but if you have a dream, you have to start creating where you’re planted. I did, and there is lots more to come.

Laugh with me. Bake with me. Grow with me!

Happy planting!

Yasmin

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“I’ve learned that fear limits you and your vision. It serves as blinders to what may be just a few steps down the road for you. The journey is valuable, but believing in your talents, your abilities, and your self-worth can empower you to walk down an even brighter path. Transforming fear into freedom – how great is that?”

― Soledad O’Brien

12 thoughts on “About

  1. Louis Pitre says:

    Congratulations on starting your blog. We are glad you are pursuing your passion, and we pray that you will achieve much success.

    We love you,
    Mommy & Daddy

    • Yasmin says:

      Thank you Mommy and Daddy! I know that you have always been supportive of my interests and I am appreciative of that. I’m excited to see where this leads me. Love you both!

  2. Kay says:

    WOW! what a fantastic start to what know will be a completely successful journey. I applaud your pushing past every obstacle with laser focus to began a journey of sharing life experiences that will benefit many. Congratulations there are no limits🎨🎂I👀U

  3. TaShawna Chretien says:

    I am so freaking proud of you. This is amazing Yaz. As I read “I finally did It,” I was full of so many emotions. I smiled, I chuckled, I got a little teary-eyed, because I know your journey, I know your dreams, I’ve watched you through some of your struggles, and to see you finally doing what your heart desires, brings me so much joy. This is going to be an amazing journey for you and I cant wait to see you through it. WAY TO GO!!!! I love you and I’m so proud of you. Keep inspiring me and so many others.

    Shawna

  4. Rachel Christine Cotton says:

    This is amazing!! As your little sister, I used to to want to be you lol! As I have grown into the woman I have now become, I know now it is not scientifically possible, and have learned to love the woman I am. But my admiration for you is still there. You have gone after what you have wanted, made your life what you want it to be, and are sharing your amazing talents with the world! I love you so much, and am excited to support you as you follow your dreams 🙂

    • Yasmin says:

      Awww, how sweet! Thank you, Sis. You are an AMAZING women yourself. You are beautiful, strong, and resilient. I’m happy to know that we’ve grown to be close friends, in addition to being sisters. We’ve come a long way from our arguments over clothes and scrunchies. =)

  5. E. Washington says:

    Wow Yasmin, how PROUD am I of you!!! You’re a beautiful, blossoming woman, and I am thankful we crossed each other’s paths. If you believe in YOU half as much as I believe in YOU, there is no sky to limit you. YOU WILL SOAR!!

    Stay inspired!

  6. Micah Mckinney says:

    Hey Babe,

    I know I’m late on a post however you can never be late on showing some love. LOL I’m so glad you decided to give the world a piece of the amazing women I married…….

    Hubby

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