I’m Queenie J, the sweet & sour soul behind Surprise Me Pastry. I’m a baker who, believe it or not, did NOT grow up in the kitchen. I may have stepped in a few times to snag a slice of mom’s pound cake or a whole sweet potato pie, but the kitchen didn’t capture my interest much. A number of people assume I learned the recipe of my favorite pastries and began to bake from there, but NOPE; in fact, I still get moms because well, who’s food is better than your moms, ya know? Lol!
I’m a self-taught baker currently residing in my hometown, Atlanta, Ga, serving the immediate & and surrounding areas. I enjoy expressing myself through poetry, drawing & painting, which ultimately inspired me to bake and give birth to Surprise Me Pastry. It’s important for me to have space for creativity & learning, and fortunately baking gives me limitless possibilities of both. Although most clients almost ALWAYS want me to duplicate an item they’ve seen, I like to add my own spin of the idea if allowed. I’ve been baking since February of 2018 and have decided to make a career of it. Who knew the kitchen had so much to offer? I’m looking forward to unveiling all there is to discover about the craft and I hope to work with/design for you along my journey.
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