Baker Maid Blog
November 16, 2018

Practically Perfect Party Pairings

Not to sound too enthusiastic, but we are READY for Thanksgiving! November and December are our busy season, so taking a few moments to spend time with our loved ones, reflect on our blessings, and prepare for the month ahead will be a welcome reprieve after a month of heavy fruitcaking and cookie baking. We each have our own plans,…
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November 12, 2018

The Perseverance of the Fruitcake

The endless jokes don’t escape our small offices in the crows nest of our downtown New Orleans bakery. Even one of our fearless leaders dons a hilarious Fruit Cake ugly sweater during the holiday season to poke fun at our chosen professions. Despite the endless jokes, I can't help but to find myself sneaking one of our individually wrapped slices…
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November 5, 2018

Rounding Out the Harvest, Welcoming the Holidays

Hello November! Are you feeling the pressure, yet? The holiday season is officially in full swing and families are beginning the planning process for their Thanksgiving dinners. With increasingly busy schedules and financial strains upon families everywhere, shoppers will undoubtedly be looking for the perfect balance between beauty and ease. Help your shoppers to make a warm and welcoming display…
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October 19, 2018

Our Fall Lookbook

It's spooky how quickly time is FLYING! With Halloween creeping closer and closer, it's time to get that festive merchandise on the shelves. If you haven't had an opportunity to flip through our Fall Lookbooks in-person, now is your chance! If you love what you see keep checking back for other thoughts and inspiration for your holiday (and everyday) decorating.
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September 25, 2018

Untapped Potential: Cultivating the Creative Strengths of your Bakery Team

Although they often fly under the radar, grocery store decorators are a sought after and highly specialized group of people whose work goes on to be a significant part of innumerable birthdays and special events. Hiring managers seek out individuals with a cross between high productivity, technique, and friendly demeanor to maintain their bakery departments. Unfortunately like many grocery departments,…
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September 13, 2018

Little Cakes for Little Hands Birthdays with Petit Fours

Happy Thursday, and Happy Birthday to all of you celebrating this September! If y'all are reading Baker Maid's blog then you know that petit fours are perfect for weddings, showers, and holidays. Perhaps you've seen them floating around social media webs or in your local grocery store. Regardless of your petit four exposure, there's no denying that these little cake…
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September 7, 2018

Falling for Autumn

It’s here! Ring the bell! Alert the press! It’s finally September, and that means FALL. Our Instagram and Pinterest feeds are already telling stories of pumpkin spice and apple cider, and that means that fall petit fours are totally acceptable. Truth be told, I’ve been working on fall designs in secret for about two months. I’m a fall fanatic, what can…
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September 4, 2018

September’s Spotlight Employee

From the moment I began my tenure at Baker Maid, I had wanted to feature some of the incredible employees that we have on staff. Walking in and out of the different departments, the standouts have become clear. It’s not  just hard work that goes into becoming a Spotlight Employee. It’s also a great attitude, consistency, and overall contribution to…
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August 6, 2018

Blazing the Grocery Bakery Trail – How Small Changes Can Go Far

Over the last several months, I have had the incredible pleasure of visiting groceries and bakeries in Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, and Tennessee (I’m sure that I’m missing a few!) What I’ve found in my travels is that some grocery stores are blazing the trail, producing products that are well in line with the stunningly trendy works of…
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