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Currently, located in sunny Denver, CO. I’ve spent the past several years working my way around the country cooking and doing pastries (Michigan, Austin, San Antonio,Seattle, and now Denver… making new friends, eating the local food, and immersing myself in the regional culture. I work for a hotel and recently started teaching Baking and Pastry at a college here in Denver. I love meeting and chatting with new people about, food, travel, and all things sweet.
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I’ve been away for a little while… I’m back and I’m excited to announce I’m moving back to Seattle, WA at the end of June!!! I’m beyond excited to be back in the city. Denver has been great to me, but Seattle has my heart.
I have lots of fun things in the works already, IFBC Blogging conference comes to Seattle at the end of Sept. I’ll be attending and can’t wait to meet and network with everyone.
Also, end of July I’ll be attending a food styling workshop by Aran Goyoga of cannellevanille.com Thrilled beyond words to learn from this very talented lady.
I’ve got some other things up my sleeve, but you’ll have to wait till I get to Seattle to hear more:) Stay tuned!!!
It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything on my blog. The holiday’s kind of got away from me with traveling. I’m now back in the swing of thing with a new year 2013!
To kick off the new year, I thought I’d introduce you to a new bakery that just opened here in Denver, called Glaze!
They picked a perfect day to open with sunshine and temps in mid 50’s. I was greeted by the owner of the bakery Heather, and was offered several samples of their various “baum cakes” known an the “tree of life” for their circle appearance. The variety of cakes included Matcha Green Tea, Chocolate, Original, and Mount Baum. The cakes were moist with just the right amount of sweetness. I really enjoyed the fact that the cakes weren’t overly sweet, which a lot of pastries here in Denver seem to be. I could see these cakes being lovely served with a cup of tea or coffee, which they also serve there.
I chatted with Glaze pastry chef, Abby Fernandez about her training in Kobe, Japan. She spent two weeks training on making baum cake and learning how to use the special oven that baum cakes are baked in.The oven was shipped from Japan and currently is the only one of its kind in the U.S! It’s displayed lovingly glassed in where patrons can watch the baking process. The design of the bakery was first centered around the oven due to its size. The designer of the oven also helped to design the bakery. Its a very modern space that is light filled. As you walk in you have the display case with baum cakes and window seating area to enjoy your cake. Glaze also offers a nice selection of coffees and tea. I ordered a chai latte for the road and found just the right amount of spice to it. After the coffee area, you walk to the glassed in oven area. I can’t wait to go back and see the oven in process of baking!! Finally toward the back they have a bar seating area like a sushi bar. This is a fun area where you can sit and watch Abby and her staff, at work in various stages of baum finishing.
I found this a great unique addition to the Denver area bakery scene! The staff and service was super friendly. You can tell they have a passion for what they are producing, from their quality of ingredients used, to their attention to detail it shows in the final product!
If you want a unique bakery experience definitely check Glaze out!
1160 Madison Street
Denver, CO 80206
Tuesday - Sunday
10 a.m. - 7 p.m.