By C. Lawrence
Courtney Shumate grew up making homemade fudge with her grandma. Little did she know, she would create her own business after making her first batch of fudge on her own in 2017. It turned out so well that her husband encouraged her to sell it. The response was wonderful! Requests for different flavors came flooding in and since then, she hasn’t stopped making fudge.
Shumate started a business called “Oh Fudge Bakery”. For a while, she sold her treats in the Boise Towne Square Mall where many people might recognize her. The goal is to open up a little bakery here in downtown Weiser. “Being able to share my fudge with the community and using it in charitable ways as well to help out others is something I always look forward to,” said Shumate. Caring for Kerrville was her first taste at an online auction benefiting friends who were going through serious life struggles. Going door to door asking for donations, she then made fudge and held a 100% non-profit auction to raise money. After raising over $1,000 for a good cause, Shumate wanted to share her passion for helping community members through her business.
“Oh Fudge Bakery” has been on multiple news stations in the past. Courtney and her husband were also on the cover of Christian Living Magazine where they had an opportunity to share their faith and journey with Christ. As a faith-based business, Shumate’s fudge is guaranteed to be made with love. Her specialty is turning favorite desserts into fudge! “You name it and I’ll bake it,” has become the motto. Whatever your favorite candy bar, pie, cake, any dessert – she can turn it into fudge. After having her son, Joseph, only a month ago, she is ready to get back into creating! “Maybe someday he will help his mom make fudge,” beamed Courtney.
To get in touch with Courtney at “Oh Fudge Bakery”, find her on Facebook! And stay tuned for a future storefront in Weiser, which is currently in the renovation stage!