BALTIMORE - The biography page on Alexis Streets' website describes her as a "celebrity dessert stylist." The description covers only part of what the Savage resident does at her business, Basket Treats by Alexis Streets.
She provides ornate displays of what she calls Bougie Balloons, operates a mobile dessert truck called The Dessert Junkie, plans weddings and makes the specialty dessert baskets that give her enterprise its catchy name.
As for the celebrity part of the description, that comes from her extensive list of famous clients. Streets says she's done special dessert catering for celebs including rappers Megan Thee Stallion, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg and cast members from "The Real Housewives of Potomac." The photo gallery on her website is full of pics of her with some of her famous clients.
She says she handles these and all her other clients - who live or work in places as varied as Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami and the Mid-Atlantic - with the same attention to detail and eye for grandeur.
Streets, 46, says her biggest motivation is her children, 19-year-old Azaria Brown and 13-year-old Theodore Streets IV.
"They motivate me more than anything," she said. "That's why I do what I do, because I pretty much want to leave a legacy for them. I want to make sure that they're good and taken care of."
Streets, who grew up in the Washington, D.C., area, got into business almost 12 years ago. Before then, she was primarily raising her daughter.
Just as her daughter was old enough for Streets to start thinking about finding a job outside her home, she found out that she was pregnant with her son, she recalls.
As she stayed home to raise her children, she said, she looked for ways to fill her time. She started making baskets to sell.