About Squirrelly Girl Bakes
It all began when I brought in cupcakes to work for some of my favorite co-workers. It was a Friday.
They were thrilled, and I jokingly said, “It’s CUPCAKE Friday!”
Kyle or Mike C. (can’t remember who exactly), said every Friday should be a Cupcake Friday. I laughed and said unless they were going to give me money to buy baking supplies, I’d be in the poorhouse real quick.
A donation for cupcake supplies? Sure, why not?
And so the idea was born.
I’ve been baking since I was old enough to help my Grandma Betty in the kitchen. At her elbow, I learned the art of cookie baking. I’m the great granddaughter of Emma North, a woman who made wonderful pies and knew myriad different ways to use dough scraps to make mini treats. She taught my mom, Linda, the art of not wasting anything—every drop of batter has its purpose. Baking is in my blood and I’m good at it.
Cupcake Friday Project came to life Jan. 28, 2011 and was my springboard into opening a bakery. It was my test kitchen for recipes, it’s a way to take risks on a small scale and learn from my triumphs and mistakes.
In 2015, I decided I was ready for a small change. Friends tease me that I’m a Squirrel Whisperer, and the idea of a bakeshop called Squirrelly Girl or Squirrelly Girl Bakes is just too cute. So here I am. The content is a little less cupcake heavy, but will always focus on wonderful baking, made from scratch.