where it started
The bakist is my second bakery, my first was in Spokane, Washington where I was born and raised. I relocated to North Beach, Maryland in January of 2019 and fell in love with this little town.
My first bakery is called Maple Street Bistro. I learned so much with this bakery and really came into my own as a baker and business owner. This is where I really developed my recipes and style of baking. I had the bakery for 10 years and then sold it with plans of moving out of state. The current owners still use my recipes and have made the bistro such a cute spot in Spokane. Be sure to visit them if you are in the Pacific Northwest.
Before relocating to the east coast, I started my blog. My plans for the blog were to organize my recipes, (it didn’t work.. still unorganized) and as an outlet for creativity. I have always loved baking, coming up with new flavor combinations and seeing what twists I could do on traditional recipes.
where it is now
Once settled in Maryland, I started working at the little bakery in town (then called Sweet Sue’s) and spent the fall and winter baking from home and selling at events. The next summer I went back to the bakery with hopes I could figure out a way to buy it. I missed the bakery setting and the customer interaction. Flash forward a bit and as of January 2021, I was the new owner and rebranded to be “the bakist” after my blog.
We have quickly outgrown our current location and have purchased a neighboring buidling to relocate the bakery and expand! (insert fireworks and confetti)
where it’s going
The Bakist will be fully moving to our new building at 9124 Bay Avenue in 2024. Our plans for now are to open the giftshop and host art classes, workshops, game nights and more!
I hope you find use in the recipes and pages of this blog for your own home and life or plan to come visit us and see us in person! Thank you for coming by, dez 🖤