On Friday, December 4th, Good Mexican Girl welcomed year nine of being in business. All week on our instagram page featured highlights of our anniversary bakes. Our 9th Anniversary bake is our Vegan-Gluten-Free Double Chocolate and Almond brownie. It's so fudgy and rich that it's a perfect treat to convince the naysayers who do not believe a delicious dessert can be baked both vegan-gluten-free. Capuyo Cafe carries this along with our vegan mexican wedding cookies, vegan rosewater pistachio, and vegan lemon-lavender shortbread cookies.
Now, I never expected year 8 to turn out how it did. I'll be honest, I was blind sighted like many of you. We tried to pivot by offering weekly contact less delivery of our vegan empanadas locally but it was not enough to keep us afloat. Nevertheless, the boost in sales from Day of the Dead Pan de Muerto helped. Now with the holidays, we are hoping to start year nine in a better place.
A few cool happenings with Good Mexican Girl in year 8 is that we got to do a live cooking demo with the La Plaza de la Cultura y Arte in Los Angeles sharing our soyrizo vegan empanada recipe. The museum has the video up on their youtube page. I would like to do more cooking demos in the coming year.
In the meantime, I'm enjoying more being in the kitchen and not feeling the pressure to bake for pop-up shops. My mom and I have been having fun cooking new recipes together. I have been asking her about cooking techniques too. With the pace of work I had last year, I did not have these deep conversations with my mom. I appreciate the time we have together.
I do miss interacting with everyone. I'm also now re-evaluating how to continue Good Mexican Girl. Year nine will not be like the others in that I'm solely relying on selling our vegan bakes and empanadas to the public. It's time to integrate more the wellness offerings I have and make Good Mexican Girl more of a lifestyle brand.
To make this a reality, I'll take a break from baking our desserts and only have the vegan empanadas available for weekly delivery locally in the Los Angeles area. We do offer free delivery with orders of $25 or more. See google doc form found on our linktr.ee/goodmexicangirl site to place your orders and see which zip codes qualify for free delivery and how much it costs to deliver to your home if your address does not qualify for free delivery. After Holiday orders are placed by Sunday, December 13, I will only have vegan empanadas available and not our desserts until mid-March. This also means not offering our annual Rosca de Reyes for your Día de Los Reyes family celebration.
This may be the last year of Good Mexican Girl in this iteration. Possibly, an outcome of the pandemic and that this was coming long before the it hit. I was pondering how to continue at the pace I was going with the weekly pop-up shops as my other business Healing Queen was taking off more. I do not think it was the challenge of having both rather to honestly assess where am I best of service. I know this is not the end of Good Mexican Girl as a brand. Keep an eye out of how we'll bloom in our ninth year.
I do appreciate your support and look forward shipping or delivering our goodies out to you.
Happy Holidays from the Good Mexican Girl team