Questions & Answers
Over the past few years I have noticed that people are quite eager to learn more about Bredaland and to find out how this small business has started. To satisfy everyone's curiosity, here is a list of the most frequently asked questions in the form of a Q & A! You can't find your question? Then send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, we will be delighted to answer you!
Why the idea of baking biscuits?
Because I've always liked to bake and experiment in the kitchen. My very first baking trials started in 2004/2005 in Vancouver. I was baking at this time brown sugar chocolate chip cookies, having no idea how to properly convert Farhenheit into Celsius degrees. The cookies always looked so flat and greasy ;) But still eatable though: my housemates didn't complain so much about their shape!
How did this idea come to me?
The idea to create Bredaland started in December 2015.
I always knew that I would someday create my own business, for many different reasons, but mainly because I am creative and I love my freedom. The idea popped in my head during a walk at the christmas market in Gendarmenmarkt. I thought: why not? 10 years have passed since the first baking experiments, and I knew I couldn't go wrong with the couple of recipes I'd bake every Christmas season :) By the way: these recipes are all available in our Online-Store!
What does "𝗕𝗿𝗲𝗱𝗮𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱" mean? Isn't it a region in the Netherlands?
It is, but that wasn't chosen on purpose. Actually "Bredala" means "Plätzchen" (= christmas biscuits) in our Alsatian dialect, so it literally means "the land of biscuits", which resumes very well my current situation ;)
How many people work in the Team?
Right now... It's only me and my hands :) From time to time I get some help, though. I would love to hire someone next year who could help me with the baking part. Anyone interested? Then send us your application and resume at email@example.com !
How did the personalized biscuits' idea come to my mind?
My best friend wanted to organize her son's christening and asked me to make biscuits for the guests as a little gift. And then I thought: why not putting his name and the date on it?
How was / is Bredaland financed?
During the first two years I had a full time office job and tutored french lessons to finance my project. As per today, I am still financing everything with my own expenses. I won't lie to you: it's not easy and I am hoping to obtain the necessary funds soon in order to develop Bredaland the way it should be!
Is there any physical shop?
Not yet. But it is definitely on top of my to-do list ;)
Where were the biscuits baked in the beginning?
On site at the christmas market! I had a small oven and was baking all day long. My hands suffered a lot from this process and since that time I developed some sort of allergy whenever it's cold :( So that is one of reason why I decided to not take part of any big christmas market anymore.
The biscuits are currently baked at Daheim Manufaktur (Dieffenbachstrasse 68, 10967 Berlin) in the morning time on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays! :) It feels great to be part of this place :)
Do you still eat your biscuits?
Yes, EVERYDAY! But I'm quite active and do a lot of sport during the week :) (excepted during the Christmas season when I have to give 100% of my time and energy).
Developing my business the way I've always wanted it to be! I have sooo many ideas and feel like a thinking machine.
Stay tuned ;) ️