Sinfully Delicious Baking Co. has been a life-long interest and hobby that has thrived into a business.
I am told that it all began when I was about three years old and started cooking and baking for my mother, even climbing the counters like a monkey to get to the high up cabinets in order to pull out the champagne flutes for a sassy breakfast in bed, Mother's Day style. Blame my Italian grandma & great grandma for this gusto.
Experimenting with making healthier and allergen friendly baked goods was always of great interest to me. In college, I majored in Dietetics and Health and Wellness, but always had a passion for learning about the food science aspect of baked goods: how to make goods moist; how to make goods rise; what is gluten and how do you bake without it; how to make recipes vegan and still have them bake with the most similar texture, taste, and structure; how to make common baked goods a little bit healthier without anyone ever knowing. Post graduation, I moved to Costa Rica and found myself in need of some sort of income, as well as something to entertain me during the rainy days (it's a whole season there!). I began baking bagels with a friend in our teeny tiny propane tank dollhouse sized oven in our apartment: it fit four bagels at a time. Adventure and mishap doesn't even begin to describe the messes we made in that kitchen! Thereafter, I moved into a different place with a dream oven that allowed me to bake twelve bagels at a time (obviously I was easily impressed at that time). My friend and I walked the streets of Montezuma explaining to the locals what a bagel was, soon making the move to the farmer's market, as well as our friend's restaurant. Bagels were a hit!
Upon my return to The States, I felt like a part of me was missing, so I started baking for friends and family. Eventually, the feedback allotted me the confidence to begin selling to people I had not previously known, as well as local businesses. I am continually learning and creating new recipes and enjoying every moment of it, even when I accidentally poof cocoa powder all over myself.
Sinfully Delicious Baking Co. has had the honor of being featured in The Ithaca Journal as a local bakery featuring healthier, organic baked goods. Our creations include local eggs, flour, dairy, honey, fruits, veggies, herbs, brews, wines and other wonderful Finger Lakes area items.
You can find our pressed floral shortbreads during the summer months at the Osmote Wine tasting pavilion in Burdett, NY.
Thank you for learning a little about my story!