I first met Jill with The Treatery when we ended up working together on a styled shoot while we were both still in San Francisco. After chatting for a bit, we realized that we had both moved to SF from Denver within years of each other. Strange coincidence, right? Well, fast forward a year from that shoot and it turns out we both found ourselves living back in Denver! We ran into each other at a networking event and couldn’t believe it.
Jill has a passion for desserts that can’t be beat. Not only does she make some amazing desserts, but she makes them by hand! I wanted to document her process and see just what exactly goes into making a bunch of desserts from scratch. Let me tell you… it’s a lot of work! But in the end, it’s all worth it. I was lucky enough to sample a few of the desserts that she made and must say, they were amazing. If you ever get the chance, try something she’s made! You won’t regret it. Now I’ll let her tell you all about what she does and why she does it:
In a few of your own words, describe what you do.
I am a baker that specializes in homemade style desserts including bars, cookies, bundt cakes and pie. I love to make desserts that taste delicious and make people happy.
Who is your ideal client?
My ideal client is someone that loves sugar, loves desserts, and loves to have fun – I mean I do love a good sprinkle or hot pink frosting! My clients are planning their wedding, event or just looking for a delish treat to make their day or a friends a little better. There is a sense of nostalgia to my treats and typically my clients connect with this whether it brings back their own memories or they see that whatever event they may be planning, they are bringing people together.
Why do you do what you do?
I started baking at the age of 5 with my mom and it has always continued to be a part of my life. It was a fun activity that my mom and I did together. We made cookies for every holiday, birthday and pretty much every night. Chocolate chip cookie dough was always in the freezer ready to be baked at anytime. For my family, desserts were a part of every meal and I have to say it always brightened our days. It was a time for us to talk and connect more as a family. I now use that philosophy in my business because I do think that desserts can make your life just a little bit sweeter. Desserts bring people together and make people happy. I have always felt that bringing desserts to a party instead of a bottle of wine was the way to go. Everyone gets excited about desserts and I love to see that excitement and to be a part of it. Baking has brought me a sense of love and community in my life and really that is why I do it.