Jiehui wearing Love, Juliette Nursing Bralette at week 32.
5. As the founder of a business yourself, will you take maternity leave?
Being self-employed, I don’t get to enjoy the full benefits like other working mums. Haha! Therefore, I’ve hired a full-time helper to help out during this period and I also hope to get back to work asap after giving birth! No choice! During confinement, I will also have to work from home, probably handling orders and enquiries online :)
6. Why and how did you launch Goobycakes?
I kind of stumbled into baking. I was almost graduating from university and didn’t want to look for a corporate job at all. All my life as a student, I’ve enjoyed working in hands-on jobs. I was a florist for a couple of years. Then I worked in a candy store. I also worked in a pet food company. After graduation, I wanted to learn a skill so I went to work part-time in a bakery. After a month there, I craved for more creative work so I left and started baking from home, reading books from the library and watching lots of videos.
Initially, I was baking mostly for family and friends. Then I started getting more business via positive word of mouth and at some point, the house just wasn’t big enough anymore and I had to rent my first space at Bukit Timah Shopping Centre!