the Star Island Bakery, located in a 150-year-old hotel 7 miles off the coast




a birthday cake for my Aunt Debbie




my co-bakers Harry and Abby working on cakes after getting a shipment of fruit in




a lemon curd tart with blueberries and sweet pastry crust




cake made for High Society




I burned my hand badly making this grasshopper (mint chocolate) pie




my recipe board for grasshopper pie




thirteen apple crumb pies I made for dinner service one night




happy birthday to willy wonka




strawberry cheesecake cupcakes and five pies made for a fake baby shower




my own 22nd birthday cake, which was an ugly disaster that I saved by pouring chocolate ganache over everything




banana split cupcakes piped with a French star tip




one of the fluffiest biscuits I ever made




two full sheet cakes in vanilla & chocolate




two freshly opened 25 lb boxes of chocolate chips




cinnamon buns waiting to be iced




Friday night challah




cake the morning after




Angela helping transport six 2-layer cakes




coconut cupcakes with coffee buttercream and toasted coconut




a chocolate chocolate birthday cake for my boss's wife




mashing bananas for banana bread




chocolate cake, vanilla frosting




vegan chocolate chip cookies from Ovenly's recipe




about 400 banana split cupcakes




lemond curd tart with blueberries




too much bread




a typical bread dough baby in the bakery




we ran out of one-pound blocks of butter on the island, so someone had to bring us sticks from the grocery store on the mainland




strawberry cheesecake cupcakes




candied citrus and flowers waiting to be put on a cake




fruit galettes from Tartine Bakery's recipe




chocolate cake, vanilla frosting




vanilla cake, lemon frosting




playing mancala with m&ms




blueberry-raspberry poptarts made from leftover pie dough




a double chocolate cake for my cousin's birthday




six-layer chocolate cake with coffee frosting




apple-honey challah rising




four birthday tarts for my friend Grace




sweet tart crust, chocolate ganache, whipped cream, strawberries




sweeping up spilled chocolate chips in the bakery




the hotel i worked in, in frosting




a birthday cake with apple pie cupcakes




box cake with frosting from a can




an apple tart




small chocolate-beet cupcakes




a tiny tiered cake for Miriam




Kevin in the bakery at sunset




cake basking in the sunlight




apple pie pre-bake




lemon cupcakes with blueberry frosting




vegan chocolate chip cookies




a vegan chocolate mousse pie with almond/oat crust




a six-layer chocolate birthday cake for Kevin




apple cupcakes with cream cheese frosting




pumpkin bread, banana crumb muffins, sourdough bread




sourdough rye hot pretzels




five layers of chocolate cake and six layers of vanilla




a blank canvas




chocolate cake with mocha frosting




coconut lime cupcakes w tequila frosting




a birthday cake for my grandpa




sourdough bagels, sourdough loaf, sourdough boule




the bakery at night