My name is Jasmine Ford & I'm the owner of Jazzy Sweeties. I want to tell you a little about myself, I'm the only girl of three children. I was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio by a single parent who struggle just to make sure me and my brothers have everything we need. We lived downtown (OTR), most of my childhood. I can say I had a wonderful childhood I always wanted to go to Over The Rhine Rec center and hang out with my brothers. My mother was a strong women, we went through many things in our lifetime but with the grace of God we made it. My mother use to work at this Ice cream place, I use to love going to work with her. It was there where I fell in love with cookies and cream. I always told her that one day I would own my own business. It was my mother’s courage and strength that forced me to want to open my own business. As a child I always had this urge to bake. My first encounter with a oven was when I was ten years old. I loved it so much I wanted bake cakes for all my family functions. Even then as a child I thought I knew what I wanted, but as I got older and things got a little harder, my life change. After putting myself through college, I work a few jobs landing at a job with Children's Hospital in Cincinnati. I worked there for four years and I didn't like it. I wan’t to do something that would have a positive impact on someone’s day. It wasn't until one day when I picked up a cake pan again and I felt that passion for baking that I had felt years ago. I knew then that this would be the way that I could bring love to people and create the positive impact and set out to create a business to do just that.