#176: Zoe Demkiw – Baking in a pandemic

By Jordan Michaelides
June 30, 2020

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Zoe Demkiw is a self-taught baker and Founder of Bake Me Cake Me , as well as the Co-Founder of bladder cancer awareness group BCA Australia. 

For our first in-person interview we invited Zoe back on the show to discuss how she handled the great baking shortage, what's new with Bake Me Cake Me, and her perspective on the economy going forward. 

In this episode we covered:

  • Maintaining a strong network

  • Operating a business during COVID-19

  • Lessons learnt from her father

  • Supply chain & COVID-19 

  • Learning to simplify 


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SHOW NOTES

00:28 - Welcome to Uncommon

01:07 - Guest introduction

02:04 - Dealing with nerve pain

04:07 - Toothpaste, movies and popcorn

06:43 - Working with Colgate

07:49 - It's not who you know, it's who knows you

09:08 - Recommendations from her father 

09:37 - Noticing COVID-19

13:45 - Bartering for brown sugar

17:20 - Cancelling orders & refunding

19:55 - Learning to simplify

24:15 - The highs and lows

26:55 - Going on holiday 

29:08 - Being strong in difficult times

37:35 - Receiving government help

39:30 - Bake Me Cake Me is going wholesale

42:29 - Demand dramatically increased

49:10 - The cookie effect

49:54 - Never cut on quality

52:30 - Outsourcing vs. Insourcing

53:47 - TV show recommendation

54:38 - Best purchase under $200

56:50 - Most valued fridge item


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CREDITS:

Produced by Neuralle Media

Host - Jordan Michaelides

Executive Producer - Lauren Lopatko

Assistant Producer - Jacob Smith

Editing & Transcription - Alyssa Partington

Audio Engineering - Jason Barkhouse

Videography - Ricards Lacis

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