The Story Behind Frosted Pumpkin’s Success

Before Frosted Pumpkin ever began, Jeff and Karyn Schwerzler's enchanting story, threaded with love, creativity, and resilience, spans from the bustling streets of New York City to the tranquil landscapes of Georgia. Their journey began amidst the clinking of culinary tools in a school kitchen, where their friendship sprouted, rooted in a shared love for baking and crafting delightful desserts.

Frosted Pumpkin's Karyn and Jeff Schwerzler
Karyn and Jeff Schwerzler

Karyn, with an innate talent for pastry-making, embarked on a career in renowned establishments, while Jeff pursued his culinary arts dreams. Over time, their bond deepened, transitioning from friendship to romance. Their union merged their professional aspirations and personal lives, culminating in marriage and Karyn's pursuit of her own confectionary venture.

As Karyn delved deeper into her craft, Jeff saw an opportunity to complement her artistic flair by steering the business side of their venture. Together, they navigated the challenges and triumphs of a growing business, which thrived rapidly over four intense years. However, the whirlwind pace left them yearning for a more balanced lifestyle.

Their quest for a serene family life prompted a move, bidding farewell to the frenetic energy of New York. Despite intending to step away from the business, the allure of creating and crafting beckoned them once again. The name "Frosted Pumpkin" emerged, inspired by a moment of inspiration from a James Taylor song — a tribute to their giant gingerbread products that found unexpected success during the time in between fall and winter in the city.

Frosted Pumpkin's Giant Gingerbread Cookie
Giant Gingerbread Cookie

The decision to keep the business incorporated serendipitously laid the groundwork for their future endeavors. Upon moving to Georgia, they transformed a part of their new home into a kitchen, nurturing their business while embracing a slower-paced lifestyle conducive to raising their family.

Frosted Pumpkin Family in their kitchen in Georgia

Their tale isn't just about baking and business; it's a testament to resilience, following one's passions, and finding harmony between work and life's joys. Contrary to the misconception that working together strains relationships, Jeff and Karyn's partnership blossomed amidst the shared endeavor.

Their synergy and mutual respect allowed them to seamlessly navigate their shared professional pursuits, complementing each other's strengths and anticipating each other's needs without missing a beat. Their story stands as an inspiration — a reminder that with perseverance, a dash of creativity, and unwavering support for one another, dreams can become a sweet reality.

Today, Frosted Pumpkin has been around for over 30 years and they are one of the premier wedding cake bakers in Georgia being Wedding Wire's Couple's Choice awardees since 2015. Their delictable and creative cakes not only make it to weddings but to other occasions like birthdays, bachelor's and bachelorette parties, events and more.

The legacy of Frosted Pumpkin isn't just in its charming patterns or delectable creations; it's woven into the love and dedication Jeff and Karyn infused into every stitch, every pastry, and every moment of their journey. From the bustling cityscape to the serene countryside, their journey serves as a testament to the transformative power of passion, perseverance, and partnership.

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