When I was seven years old, I remember waking up to the smell of coffee and sugar. With a wide smile on my face, I’d tear out of bed and run barefoot from my room, through the shaggy gold carpetted foyer to my nana’s kitchen. I would find her leaning against the counter top as she busied herself preparing ingredients. After a kiss and hug, we would begin.
Still in our nightgowns, with a pound of butter softening on the countertop, and after some sweetened swivel chair at the kitchen table with her mixer and
direct me to get spatulas, bowls, or an extra egg. Within a few hours, after our work table was cleared and cleaned, our baked goods were cooling on the counter top while
we played cards at the kitchen table and continued to discuss recipes. with we talked about what to bake. , , cookies or a banana cake
with vanilla glaze were always on the agenda. Then, my nana would sit in her olive green
Growing up in a family of seven, my weekends spent at my nana's house were a quiet reprieve and an opportunity to do what we both loved; bake. By the time I was in college, my Kitchen Aid hummed into the late night as my roommates studied at the kitchen table.
My love of baking has evolved over the years and ultimately led to my obtaining my Diploma in Baking and Pastry Arts through the Institute of Culinary Education in New York, New York in 2010.
As an artist and art history major in college, I have an appreciation and eye for many art forms. I enjoy working with my hands and from an early age, baking has offered me the creative outlet to invent and explore new ways to fill people’s bellies with delightful treats. I have spent a lifetime baking simple cakes and cookies well, and with my recent education from ICE, I now have the tools to explore and enhance basic techniques in varying ways.
Mère Made Sweets is a made-to-order bakery adhering to basic french principles with a classic mom (Mère in French) made touch, much like the wonderful morsels
from Nana's kitchen.
I hope to hear from you soon!