Amanda Bates and her mom, Kit Seay, are taking their tiny pie-in-the-sky idea to new heights.
On Mother’s Day, Amanda Bates and her mother, Kit Seay, are attending the Austin High School baseball banquet. It’s a tradition, since Amanda’s son Lucas plays for the school, and her younger son Andrew will soon follow in his footsteps. As they look at the desserts, the women naturally start talking about pies.
Five years ago, they might have discussed them as a mother and daughter who enjoyed baking at home. Now, as co-founders and owners of Tiny Pies, they tend to talk business: marketing, expansion, personnel, finances. Having established themselves online, in high-end Texas food stores, in their own retail space and in catering, they plan to open another store in Houston later this year. Their small endeavor is growing mighty big.
Amanda has always wanted to create something of her own. She had been a stay-at-home mom to her two boys, then a divorced mom at 40, trying her hand…