28-year-old creates ‘unique’ cake tower gift business during pandemic

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Stephanie Mulea, 28, first developed her love for crafting when she was a Girl Scout.

“We always made fun crafts in Girl Scouts, and I would just love to glue things together,” said the Huguenot resident, who is a public school paraprofessional. “When I was a kid, I would always look forward to going to Michael’s to buy arts-and-crafts buckets to fill [with materials] to make crafts. … I always had the knack for outside-of-the box ideas, and always wanted to explore new things.”

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Mulea said she found herself with some down time where she could explore her creative talents honed in her youth.

“I needed something to do during quarantine,” said Mulea, who also is a cheerleading and gymnastic coach at Staten Island Spirit in Charleston. “During the pandemic, I wanted to create some fun gifts for my family.”

“The cake towers can be customized for whatever a customer…

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