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Dolce Bakery

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with Dolce Bakery

Dolce Bakery

Dolce Bakery
Erin Brown | Prairie Village, KS | Main Street

Founded in 2007, Dolce Bakery is the direct and delicious result of Erin Brown's passionate commitment to “feeding the people with love.” Every small batch is baked from scratch.  It’s a modern expression of baking tradition.

Below, we asked Dolce to complete our Shop Quiz. Here’s what they had to say for themselves. Give it a read and then go treat yourself to one of their awesome scratch-made goods.

The verb that describes what (or why?) you do: BAKE from Scratch!

Your power motto: Say YES and the figure it out!

Your KC happy place: Rye

Kansas City’s best kept secret: Revolution Gym.  It is an underground gym where we are challenged to DIG DEEP every day.  No expensive outfits.  Hard work and incredible results…body/mind/spirit!

Your triumph: Almost EIGHT years of baking like we mean it in Prairie Village!

Your wisdom earned the hard way:

  • There is no substitute for doing the work!!  And it has to be done every single day. 
  • It is okay to build it while you’re flying it…just make sure you have a strong co-pilot + a committed group of wing women/men!
  • Freaking delegate.
  • Set clear intentions + modify them regularly.

Your comfort: When there is a line of customers out the front door + down the sidewalk, a pile of Dolce Babes behind the counter, and an army of Dolce Babes killin’ it in the kitchen!

Your mentor: Sheri Mortko (Live Like You Mean It Life and Leadership Coaching)

Where you find your tribe: Prospectors Business Club

Your next move  Will reveal soon!

Your last word: We create . . . handcrafted happiness.

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