Hi! Welcome to BakerBettie.com. I am so happy to have you here! Please have a look around. You can find all kinds of recipes by searching through my recipe index!
A little about me…
I am a 20 something Kansas native who was raised in the performing arts. I was immersed in vocal, dance/gymnastic, piano, and saxophone lessons from a young age. Music and theater were what I knew and I was good at. So naturally, I chose music when deciding my college major. I knew I loved helping people, so I decided to go for a music therapy degree. And after a long 6 years, I finally finished.
While finishing my music therapy internship at the state hospital in Austin, TX, I began baking. I was mostly making cookies and the people I worked with loved them and encouraged me to try and sell them. So I did. And my success with my online cookie business was far more successful far faster than ever expected. I was overwhelmed with orders and after filling a Christmas order for over 6,000 cookies I knew I needed to put the business aside and figure out my career goals.
I continued to work as a music therapist and case worker for a few years. I worked in a Geriatric Psych unit for some time and then in an outpatient mental health facility with adults who were dually diagnosed. And while I loved working with and helping people I just kept feeling as though something was missing from my life.
In 2011, I decided to start writing this baking blog. I knew I didn’t want to continue the cookie business but I craved a creative outlet and a clear reason to keep baking. My passion for cooking and baking has continued to grow exponentially since the day I started this blog. Through the blog I have found my creativity, my voice, and really I have found myself. I am especially interested in the science of baking, recipe creation, food styling, writing about life as it relates to food, and food photography.
Most recently I left my job in social services when my husband was offered a job in Philadelphia. I decided to take the leap and figure out how I can make a living doing what I love the most. I am working on generating an income from the blog and am continuing to learn and grow as a baker and cook in order to find my place in the culinary world.
Baker Bettie is my way of connecting with the other people who share this big passion I have. It is my art project, it is my passion, it is my home. Feel free to ask any questions and I hope I inspire you to “get busy in the kitchen with me!”