Before the business started in 2015, Nelson says she never imagined she'd be creating candies; she set her sights on decorating weddings and parties, a dream she has had since she was a teenager.
"I've always wanted to follow my dreams, and I had a passion for decorating," Nelson says. However, after someone asked if she makes chocolate-covered strawberries, she researched the craft and decided to undertake a new business venture.
"Making treats is still decorating, and I enjoy seeing people happy when I set up for different parties and events," Nelson says.
Unique Kreations has treats such as cheesecake-filled strawberries and alcohol-infused strawberries, as well as chocolate-covered Oreos and pretzels. Nelson says the business' most popular items are candy apples, caramel apples and chocolate-covered strawberries.
She can also create baskets and gift arrangements for holidays and birthdays, or for just-because gifts. Also, Unique Kreations can set up candy tables with a backdrop at weddings, parties or other events.
Nelson is continuing to practice and research to perfect her skills and looks forward to expanding.
Although she lives in the Jackson area, she also works with customers in the surrounding cities. She says she wants to branch out into baking cupcakes and is making plans for a future storefront.
"I really appreciate the feedback and the support from my customers," she says. "I get most of my customers by word-of-mouth and social media. Now, I want to get out into the community and do events."
Nelson, 31, says she strives to go the extra mile for her customers.
"When God puts something in your heart, and you're passionate about it, people support you," she says. "I try to provide the best customer service. I think that's why people come back to me. You have to put the attitude aside."
When Nelson isn't creating her sweet treats, she works full-time as an accounting assistant at the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services. She enjoys shopping and traveling whenever she can.
For more information about Unique Kreations, call 601.454.1480 or find Nelson on Instagram and Facebook.