Baker Maid Blog
March 20, 2019

Fresh and Bold for Spring 2019

Hey Y'all! Happy first day of spring! Are you jumping for joy like we are in the office today? It's been a long winter and the smell of flowers in the air is like rejuvenation. Our Spring 2019 Lookbook features some traditional design accompanied by a great selection fresh ideas to take into your bakery cases! Spring is all about…
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Baker Maid Blog
February 27, 2019

JUST WHY??: Bizarre and Baffling Cake Catalog Items

I'm lucky enough to spend a good amount of time flipping through the pages of our industry's leading cake catalog. While it's generally a pleasant experience filled with familiar cartoon characters and rainbow sprinkles, occasionally it gets just plain weird. From lazy photo editing to just uncomfortable subject matter (see above,) here are a few of our favorite bizarre and…
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Baker Maid Blog
February 13, 2019

5 Deadly Bakery Sins

Growing too Comfortable or Getting Sucked into Tradition It's human nature to want to get into a routine. Even Dunkin' Donuts had the old bakery commercial and adage, "Time to make the donuts"  that depicted an exhausted baker waking up in the early hours of the morning day after day. All too often we get into our cog of tradition…
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Baker Maid Blog
February 11, 2019

Knowledge is Flour Power

It’s no secret that in recent years baking has become a lost art, reserved mostly for the artisans and Pinterest powerhouses among us. You may find yourself wanting to break back into the baking world only to be intimidated by scores of internet recipes calling for specialty ingredients and trendy flours. What happened to the simple ways of baking past?…
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Baker Maid Blog
January 29, 2019

Your Two Week Reminder

I was taking a look at the calendar today, and I am totally befuddled as to where January seems to have gone! Valentine’s Day is in two short weeks and lucky for you, we have about a trillion options to help you make your sweetheart swoon.  Heart Cake Around here, cake is king. For the last several weeks, we’ve been…
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Baker Maid Blog
January 25, 2019

Tip of the Afternoon – Atecco 30

Afternoon All! While we normally try to have a Tip of the Morning, we're running a little behind today. So instead, we've got our very first Tip of the Afternoon (not quite as catchy, I know.) I'm sharing a cute little star tip named Atecco 30. It's partially closed and super diverse. I take it with me everywhere, and so should…
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Baker Maid Blog
January 10, 2019

The Sweet Side of New Orleans

Did you know that Baker Maid has been making Fruitcake for 66 years? We have a long history fully ingrained in New Orleans tradition and it is such a privilege getting to spread the good word about New Orleans sweets all over the country. But even with our lengthy timeline, we're dwarfed by some of the powerhouse local delicacies being…
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Baker Maid Blog
January 7, 2019

More than Mardi Gras

Well my fellow New Orleanians, yesterday was Twelfth Night (and I ate an entire King Cake... by myself.) While for most of us, that simply means that Mardi Gras season is kicking off with the Joan of Arc parade, for many people last night was Epiphany and represented a holy and beautiful religious tradition. Instead of focusing on the cake…
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Baker Maid Blog
January 2, 2019

How to Jump on 2019’s Trends!

We made it, everyone! It has been an absolutely wild holiday season at the bakery and I am so disoriented from the last few weeks that I honestly don't even know what day it is! But regardless of the day, I am certain that it is January 2019, and I am in awe. 2018 can only be described as a…
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December 21, 2018

2018 – A Year to Remember

It has been quite a wild ride here at the bakery over the last twelve months. We’ve added an entire cake decorating department, seen our Love, Cookie branded across an iconic New Orleans streetcar, introduced our Petit Fours to markets beyond the Gulf Coast, visited with the folks from the tiniest mom & pop shops to the grandest of stores…
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