Hello! My name is Crystal Arvelo, a Mom of 4, a wife, and a full-time baker and business owner. In 2014 I had my first macaron and it was love at first bite.
After my son's birth, I was going through a really dark time in my life. I had severe postpartum depression and found myself immersed in the art of macarons as a coping mechanism. It was my escape from my negative thoughts. I'd literally get lost in perfecting it. The baking continued for several more months until one day, macaron baking stopped.
I started to be fearless of the outside world and started enjoying the life happening around me.
2020 was a hard year for us all, seeing less of the outside world, and interacting only through facetime with family members was quite depressing.
Once again I started to slowly slip into this dark negative feeling. This void. I had to do something to keep my mind from venturing to far off, where I couldn't recognize myself. I started to bake macarons again. It was my moment of happiness, my clarity, my peace.
I had the brilliant idea to open a macaron business. It kept me busy and I really enjoyed baking them! I wanted to incorporate the things I loved and it was going to be my constant reminder that living is beautiful.
I wanted to remove this dark dreary feeling, thus Colorful Macaron was born. I named it Colorful because it was the opposite of my unwanted thoughts. It was bold, it was courageous, and it was happiness.
I combined everything I loved. Desserts, exploring different foods, creativity, diversity, unity, and a big bundle of happiness.
This is why in many events or popups that we do. I have my customers tell me positive affirmations about themselves. If you haven't yet, please CLICK HERE to see how awesome they are!