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The Background Story

The Bug and The Bear is a passion project that has been a long time in the making. I started baking when I was very young with my grandma and loved watching my uncle work at his bakery. One of my first ever jobs was working in a classic American style bakery in my home town of Lombard, IL. Then during culinary school I had the pleasure to work with some amazing artists and owners in the city of Chicago. I spent the next few year getting married, working in restaurants, having 2 babies, and helping make friends, family, and referrals beautiful cakes for many different occasions. All the while dreaming and planning The Bug & The Bear.

Why The Bug & The Bear?

My two trusty kitchen assistants, Lily the Bug and Emma the Bear, are my motivation and reason behind all that I do. I have always had a love for baking that was stronger then anything until these two came along. So rightfully I attribute all that I am and my strength to them teaching me more about myself then anyone ever could.