About Jelana’s Bake Shop
Flavor Focused, Simply Baked Meaning
Who is Jelana
When I was eight years old, all I wanted was an Easy Bake Oven. I convinced my mom to watch the commercial for the toy oven and her response was while pointing to the kitchen oven, "there is your easy bake oven." I've been baking ever since. But don't let growing up helping my mom bake pies and cakes, recipes that have been handed down from my four mothers out of slavery, think this is what I wanted to do as a career.
After graduating from Mills College with honors and B.A. in Theatre Arts, I traveled to Europe, Mexico, Southern Asia, and throughout the United States. While pursuing a career in the performing arts as actor, dancer, and writer, I lived in various cities where I worked in restaurants for extra money.
Becoming more knowledgeable and passionate about food, pastry, and wine, my side hustle quickly became my main career. As a server and manager, I took on many after work pastry training sessions with chefs at Morimoto Maui, Mala Ocean Tavern, and The Cheesecake Factory. This led to baking positions at The Harvest Bar, Huber’s Cafe (Portland’s oldest restaurant), private events, and Daily Cafe expanding my operational, professional, and technical skills.
Marrying my professional training with my family heritage of baking, I was enlightened with how far baking could take me as an educated and career driven American woman. With the support of my family and my first commission for a wedding cake in New York City, my husband and I knew it was time to share my decadent delights - flavor focused and simply baked treats.
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10% for military service members and veterans and their families.
10% for EBT families.
10% of all active Hillsboro Heat Swim Team family sales go back to supporting our
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