Name: Rosey | Location: Anchorage, Alaska | Blog: Jerome Street Bakery
How did you get into baking?
Growing up, my mom was a baker at our local bakery. Her focus, and way of working with her hands and heart, inspired me to do many things. One of which, was to begin my own baking journey. That journey includes opening Jerome Street Bakery.
What do you love most about the baking process?
I love the balance. Baking requires accuracy and precision. Yet, to explore the nuances and blending of flavors, you have to be creative and think outside the box. I also love the integration of heart and hands. I truly believe you can taste the love in the end product.
What inspired you to start a blog?
At our bakery, we are known for our Gratitude Cakes. We think of gratitude as a return of kindness, and we believe that the power of kindness can change people and change the community.
The gratitude cake concept embodies this philosophy through the multiple connections people make, and the opportunity for returning kindness.
Whether it’s through the order, the event, or supporting the non profit, we are connecting and nourishing the spirit of those within our community. 100% of the proceeds are returned to the community.
What recipe are you most proud of?
I am most proud of my chocolate beet cake recipe. I am also working on a Chamomile Cake with Cloudberry Mousseline and a Honey Buttercream. Trying to utilize the wonderful wild ingredients here in Alaska.
Do you have a favorite ingredient that you like to use?
I love using cardamon and almond (paste, oil, ground, toasted)…
What’s an ingredient that you’ve never used, but would like to try?
I love fennel and am working on using it in a sweet bread.
Are there any lesser known brands or products that you enjoy using?
I love using the organic flours from Bluebird Grains out of Washington. Organic Valley for all dairy. Otherwise, I try to buy local as much as I can. Summit Tea & Spice in Anchorage for all dried herbs and spices.
Do you have any advice for someone who is thinking about starting a blog?
You have nothing to loose and everything to gain.
What type of gear/tools do you use for creating your blog posts?
Canon EOS 6D with macro 100mm lens and 50mm lens. Sometimes iPhone, no photoshop.