AddieCakes is a bespoke baking service that is turning Desert Mountain into Dessert Mountain. All items are made to order, from scratch with the finest ingredients. It’s pretty much 100% DIY around here; just me in the kitchen, doing what I love to do the most—scratch baking and sharing the cookies and cakes. My next step is capturing an iPhone image to be used on my social media or as a future item in the online shop. A sunny day always helps.
Fortunately, Steven has my back. He is my talented friend and long-distance collaborator, who designed, built and maintains this website. He also has the important (and sometimes challenging) task of keeping me on track with deadlines when I am knee-deep in flour. You can read more about him below and be sure to check out his website.
I grew up in a family of women who cooked and baked. My grandmother, mother and aunt were the keepers of a wonderful American culinary tradition, which I am very happy to continue. I've always loved baking, being around other bakers and fascinated by the science behind it all that makes it work. I love experimenting with flavors and finding the best ingredients and taking full advantage of bounty of seasonal ingredients that are locally available.
We don’t indulge on a daily basis, which is why I have developed recipes that refrigerate and freeze well. A brownie, bar or bundt cake served whole or crumbled, topped with store-bought ice cream and finished with a sauce is a fabulously simple solution anytime, or for a last-minute dessert for an impromptu party.
Giving is important to AddieCakes, although we are a small business, in 2020 we were able to donate a laptop to an orphanage in India which houses sixty children who were sharing one computer. We are also proud to support NAOMI (Native American Outreach Ministries, Inc.). This amazing organization, based in Joseph City, Arizona, is dedicated to providing a safe and loving home for Native American Children, many of whom have been abandoned and abused.
Since we started a little over two years ago, we have enjoyed an enthusiastic welcome, gathered a loyal following and continue to grow.
Thank you for your support, I love meeting all of you and welcome any feedback!
While he might not be in the kitchen with me, the other half of the AddieCakes team is Steven Steele Cawman. Steven has translated my vision to create our wonderful website and helped me to connect with you on social media. He keeps me on track with deadlines, marketing initiatives, great at bouncing ideas off of and is full of wonderful ideas and innovative solutions. Steven has 25+ year’s experience in marketing and advertising and is an amazing photographer. If you want to check out his work, or maybe you want to get some help creating a website of your own. Check him out at www.sscphoto.com.