Sugar Cookie Business Becomes DeSoto County Favorite | Company
Nesbit residents Dana Lochridge and Crystal Robeson channeled their creative side and decided to launch SugahLily’s Creations in 2019 and sell sugar cookies.
Lochridge said the couple wanted to do something different and started with cupcakes first.
âWe’re both very creative people and we’re always on the lookout for something new to do,â Lochridge said. “We started with cupcakes first, but I didn’t like it, so we decided to try sugar cookies.”
Lochridge said the process was a learning experience for the two because they had no experience with sugar cookies.
âI had never made cookies, so I ended up getting a recipe from someone and started there,â Lochridge said. âI messed up the recipe until I got it the way I wanted it. We did a lot of research and had a lot of trial and error.
Due to cottage laws, Lochridge said they don’t ship their cookies, but have had customers all the way to Jackson.
âWe work under cottage laws, so all of our business is local or at least within the state,â Lochridge said. “I think the farthest we have delivered is Jackson.”
Lochridge said she enjoyed SugahLily’s creations for many reasons, but meeting new people was her favorite.
âI am a sociable person,â Lochridge said. âI love meeting new people and getting feedback. We’re always working on something new, so it’s great to hear what customers are saying about our orders.
SugahLily’s Creations was also the first local business to launch the Hot Chocolate Bomb Frenzy last winter. Hot chocolate is made from chocolate capsules that contain a mixture of hot chocolate.
âWe were actually the first to start selling hot chocolate bombs,â Lochridge said. âAfter posting in Hernando Happenings, they just took off. ”
SugahLily’s Creations recently started making cookie cakes and offering cookie decorating kits.
âOur last item is our cookie cakes,â Lochridge said. âWe make them in sugar or traditional chocolate chips. We also have craft kits for children to decorate the cookies themselves.
Customers can see Lochridge and Robeson at several local vendor markets.
âWe regularly set up a table at the Landers Center flea market and participate in local markets and fairs such as the A’Fair and the Water Tower Festival in Hernando,â Lochridge said.
Lochridge said SugahLily’s designs wouldn’t be possible without all of her wonderful clients.
âWe love our customers and we know the last 18 months have been tough for everyone,â Lochridge said. âOur customers continued to support us. We are very grateful to our customers for allowing us to be part of their special days. “
SugahLily’s creations can be found on Facebook. Interested customers can get more information and message them for pricing and order availability.