Sarah Moore said she grew up baking with her mother. After running a small cookie business out of their home, they considered what it would look like to one day open a bakery.

Thus, in November 2020, Bakers Bouquet opened in Conroe.

The business is a floral and bakery shop combo that features cake pops, cookies and cakes alongside offering premade bouquets as well as catering and flower shipments.

Moore said while living in Florida, her mom reached out with the business opportunity. Unaware of where the business would lead, Moore decided to join her mom on the business adventure. After two years, Moore said her mom has decided to return to teaching English, leaving Moore as the owner of the business.

"I was teaching history in Florida," Moore said. "I eventually moved back [to Texas] and started doing little bakery stuff, and then I learned some of the floral stuff. ... So now I'm just kind of stepping into the owner role and running [the business]," Moore said.

Moore said the biggest challenge to running the business has been transitioning from an employee to owner. She said the majority of those she works with has been in the industry longer than she has been alive. But Moore said despite these challenges, she has enjoyed learning the ins and outs of the business industry.

"A few years before we [opened the business], we owned a cookie business," Moore said. "It was just out of our home. ... It wasn't like a big business with actual employees, so [Bakers Bouquet] has been totally different."

The business has two florists who work on the bouquets, but Moore said if there's ever an occasion a florist is not available, she and her mom will step in.

On the baking side, Moore said she is constantly adapting the menu to reflect items in season or improve recipes.

Wanting more out of the business, Moore said she has ideas to change the exterior and interior of the shop to transform it into an eclectic-modern style business. Moore said her hope for the business is that it will be a place for groups to pursue gatherings and hangouts. To entice customers to enjoy the space, Moore said she is experimenting on one day opening a full coffee bar.

"We want people to come in, get dessert, and stay and talk," Moore said. "Come spend time here."

Bakers Bouquet

806 N. Loop 336 W., Conroe

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., closed. Sun.