Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Meet Some Good Peeps : Andrea Dicks

Today we'd like to introduce you to Andrea Dicks. She's the sweet tooth behind One Bite at a Time. She makes cupcakes and other delicious treats. Things you might not know...she loves pygmy goats and knitting with fern green Briggs and Little Heritage wool.

So Andrea...

Q: Where are you from?

A: St. John's

Q: Why do you do what you do?

A: This could take a while....
a) I love cupcakes
b) it's an accomplishment to sculpt little sugary critters that will sit atop a cupcake. I love looking at the finished product. It's like a little edible piece of art.
c) it's a stress release! Creating the cupcakes is like a form of meditation for me.

Q: Who/what inspires you?  (In relation to your craft? )

A: I'm most inspired by nature and my nephews. They're the ones who wanted to see whales and octopi on cupcakes.

Q: What is your favourite part of your process? What takes the longest?

A: My favourite part is also what takes the longest. Sculpting critters and flowers to decorate the cupcakes. It takes quite a bit of time to sculpt/mold them but it's totally worth it for me.

Q: What do you think craft means to NL?

A: Character. It think a lot of NL crafts add to and reflect the character of our province. The knitting with moose/puffins, trigger mitts, jewellery made from NL beach rocks, beauty products inspired by the sea, cupcakes with moose/ whales on them:-) .... the list goes on.

Q: Words to live by?

A: "Where there's a heartbeat, there's hope."
             - not a clue who said this

Q: Do you have any pets?

A: I only have the cutest, sweetest little boy in existence, a shi tzu named Simon. (He's 7)

Q: What is your favourite food?

A: Chocolate covered strawberries. The perfect balance between good, bad and delicious.

You can reach Andrea through her Facebook page:


She attends various markets in and around the city of St. John's and of course is an occasional vendor at Some Good Market.

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