I recently spent some time browsing etsy, just to get an idea of what has or hasn't been done, compare pricing, or look for items to add to my own favorites list. During that time, I came across Ploctopia!
Now, the first thing that really caught my eye was the yummy looking Red Velvet Cookie Pies. They look rich, moist and almost sinful!
When one thing in a shop catches my eye, I have to keep looking through that shops items to see what other wonderful things they have to offer. And boy am I glad I did! I found these adorable Hot Chocolate on a Stick(s)! I never would have thought to make something so clever! So of course, I'm super jealous I didn't think of it first.
Anyways, moving on... Christy Ploch is the creator of Ploctopia and she is one multi-talented woman! She sells baked goods, upcycled clothing renewed with her own personal touch, bouquets and accessories! After reading her interview, you will see why the name she chose to represent her label is perfectly fitting!
Well go on... take a look!
Hi, Christy! Take a moment and tell us a little about yourself!
My name is Christy Ploch and I'm the owner of Ploctopia. As you can see from my shop and my Facebook page I have my hands in a bit of everything! I like to create, bake, design, photography and the list goes on… I love baking and trying to come up with the most unique sweet edibles. My other loves are designing weddings, receptions, food and landscape photography, and creating beautiful headbands! I also find myself up-cycling (recycling) purses, clothing, and anything I can get my hands on. My brain is always on creative mode. :O)
What is something strange/weird/unique about you?
The name of your brand is so unique! how did you choose the name?
Unique - would always be thinking outside the box. Strange and weird would be my sense of style in the way I do things.
How do you choose your flavors?
I'm always in my own little world - in my mind - creating and making the perfect desserts, flowers, photography, and anything I can put my hands on. So I decided since it's my perfect creative world I dropped the “h” off my last name and added utopia making it Ploctopia – a place I create in and share it with the world.
I receive a lot of feedback from my customers, travels (how I was inspired to do a Mojito Cake Pop), and doing my every day running. A trip through the candy isle or my favorite restaurant kicks my brain into gear and off I go creating and experimenting with all kinds of goodies!
What is your most favorite flavor that you offer?
I really don't just have one flavor, but if I have to pick… it’s my Handmade Smore’s in a Jar.
How do you determine your pricing?
My pricing is based on the time and materials I put into a product or the amount of time and ingredients I put into my baked goodies.
Who has been the most influential in your baking?
Where do you get your inspiration?
Everyday life inspires me. I wake up and everything I see, do and everywhere I go gives me tons of ideas.
If you could bake for anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
My Grandma. I used to sit at her breakfast bar and watch her cook up the yummiest homemade food! I told her "Grandma when I grow up I’m going to cook you the best dinner in the world.
Have you done, or do you plan to do, any collaborative work?
I've not been approached with this offer, but would defiantly consider it!
What tools in your kitchen/bakery
could you absolutely NOT live without?
Love my stand mixer and my spatula. Great inventions!
Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
My prayer is to be successful in whatever creative adventure I pursue.
What is the number one item on your wishlist?
I would love an extra fridge and a double or convection oven some day.
If you could tell the world anything, what would it be?
"Be the CHANGE you want to see in the WORLD. - Mahatma Ghandi"
So there you have it! A little information about Christy and Ploctopia. If you haven't happened across her etsy shop or facebook page yet, I really hope you take a second to take a look. Her prices are fantastic. If you ask me, her items look totally worth taking the time to shop.
Now...are you ready for even more fun? Christy has generously offered some of her delicious looking goodies for a giveaway! Click anywhere in this paragraph to be taken to the details/rules/and entry form for your chance to win something tasty!
PS- This is our second giveaway and we are so so so excited about it! What could be more exciting than another chance to win some free goodies? How about the fact that you do not have to be living in Utah to win? Some of our giveaways will be limited, but this one isn't! Happy winning!