Making Flavorful Waves
● By Jacqueline Gonzalez
By: Jacqueline Gonzalez Photos by: Rachel Benavides
The growth of local businesses in Corpus Christi is booming, and Coastal Confections is one of the many new additions. With a coastal flare and menu items made from scratch, Codie Crawford brings her palate pleasing talents to the Lamar Park area.
As a small child, Codie spent quality time with her mother, baking up delicious treats for friends and family. This passion for baking grew into a desire to own a small bakery as an adult. Codie knew that when the time was right to pursue this dream, Corpus Christi would be the perfect location. “ I’ve always loved Corpus and its great sense of community,” she says. After spending some time pursuing her career in San Antonio and Dallas, Codie received a phone call from her mother about a vacant location on South Alameda, perfect for a bakery.
Codie carries a variety of fun, flavorful creations that are perfect for breakfast, a midday snack, or an end of the day pick me up. Flavor combinations like Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treat, Fruity Pebbles Treat, and Chocolate Sea Shells are a definite delight at any time of the day. The Four Seas cookie perfectly showcases Codie’s creativity. The cream-filled cookie covered in blue tinted white chocolate is perfect for a baby or bridal shower.
Although the double fudge brownie is hailed as a customer favorite, all items on Codie’s expanding menu pack a flavorful punch. Each recipe is a spinoff of her favorite childhood recipes. Her personal favorite is the oatmeal cookie. What was once an oatmeal raisin cookie is now a tasty blend of oatmeal, butterscotch, coconut flakes, and cinnamon chips.
Codie also bakes custom cakes from scratch. Some of her kid-friendly creations include unicorns and Fortnite. She also offers more sophisticated choices such as a chocolate cake covered in Oreo frosting and a white chocolate ganache. Not one to stray from her coastal flare, Codie also includes ocean sunsets, sharks, and waves in her custom themes.
Codie’s creativity is endless. She and her team are always on board for new additions to the menu. In anticipation of opening new locations on the South Side and possibly the Island or Port Aransas, she hopes to add cafe style food to the menu.
Codie Crawford has big plans for Coastal Confections, and customers are sure to be excited for the great things to come!