A love of the arts, crafting, baking and creating has been with me since I was little. I am a creator. From concept to final creation, even if my idea doesn’t quite work out, I love the full experience of bringing an idea out of my head and into life no matter how big or small the project is. After studying fine arts in college with a major in jewelry and metalsmithing, like many, I decided that it was not the area I wanted to pursue and develop into what would eventually become my full time job and passion. I took a look at my other interests and what made me the happiest, and that is when The Bakers Confections came to be. I’ve always had a love of baking and all of the fun supplies that go with it, so I opened an online baking and party supply shop on Etsy in 2009. The shop started small and I grew it over a couple of years and continue to grow it to this day. It is ever changing and we have expanded and branched out this past year by creating The Bakers Party Shop, our second online shop and blog! Now we could more by having a place where we can share recipes, tips and party inspiration!
I can’t talk about our shops without mentioning my business partner Shauna. It takes both of us to run it, and do what we do. We are a great team as we both have different areas of interest and strengths as far as running our business and we balance each other out really well. I am the creative mind, stylist and photographer and she handles the organizational and processing side of the business. We both had a love of baking and worked together for a couple of years before joining forces and having this grow into a full time job for both. We are very grateful to be doing what we love and are so appreciative for all of the continued support we get from our customers. Our goal is to offer a large selection of quality, colorful and fun baking and party supply products so you can get it all in one place. As our product line has grown so has our interests and that is why we are exciting to be working on more blog projects this year not only for our blog but to contribute here on Forever Your Prints Blog as well as being a contributor for Twinkle Twinkle Little Party Magazine. Photography has become more of a passion of mine over the last couple of years and I am excited to share my styled displays showing you how to make something or use our products.
This year we are expanding even more with the products we carry and have some exciting things coming in! I see lots of photos being taken this weekend as an order of new items just arrived today! I still get so excited over the products we order to carry in our shops. Opening stock orders is like Christmas morning to me. I look at them and know that someone is going to have fun baking or creating something with them and that truly makes me happy. We love that we are a small part of the happy celebrations in life. We’ve had a long hard snowy winter here in Maine so it has been nice to shoot some spring items in the last couple of weeks. Our Easter-Spring Mini Sprinkle Kit was an item we just added to our shops and the colors make me long for warmer days and softer colors!
The artist in me loves putting together color collections for the products we carry. We try to make it easy for you to get what you need in a variety of colors while staying on top of the color trends. One of our most popular color collections are our rainbow sets. With offering 4 different collections, you are sure to find what you need for your rainbow party whether it is for a boy or a girl! We offer a pastel rainbow set, girls rainbow set, boys rainbow set and a classic colored rainbow set. Each set comes with 6 great colors but they vary between the different sets we offer. We love being able to offer a variety. You can see examples of each of our rainbow sets in the photo below.
We want the offerings in our shop to be more than just supply items. Both Shauna and I love creating so you will find a variety of items we make in our shop too. Esther hand decorates our wooden utensil line and Shauna hand paints our painted rock candy sticks. Adding new kits to our shop is a big goal that we have for this year. We already have added some including a small pie packaging kit and a variety of favor bag kits with more in the works to be added soon! One of our newly added is a Mini Favor Bag Kit that comes with mini glassine bags, teeny tiny clothespins, rainbow set of bakers twine and our heart shaped kraft brown gift tags. We’ve assembled all you need in this cute kit so you can pack up little candies or treats for anytime gifts, party, shower or wedding favors. The kit that comes with our pastel rainbow twine will surely be a favorite for Easter and spring!
We look forward to the year ahead and to sharing more great products with you in our shops, working on blog posts, running fun contests and sharing more of who we are. This year I finally feel like things are truly coming together and the artist in me is happy! I hope you’ve enjoyed learning a little bit more about me and my business. For more baking and party inspiration, sneak peeks and contests be sure to stop by our Instagram page and find us @bakerspartyshop too!
Cheers to you!
The Bakers Confections & The Bakers Party Shop