IT'S SO NICE TO PUT A FACE WITH A NAME
HELLO + WELCOMe
I’m so glad you stopped by. I’m Crystal the artist, home baker and smile maker. I am not a formally trained pastry chef, but a graphic designer with a heart and passion to create delicious tasting artistic baked goods that have a quirky-sophisticated design element.
I got my start baking and decorating cakes back in 2002 as a part time job in college. After graduation I worked in advertising and freelanced using that costly degree, but never really found complete satisfaction. In 2008 I went full time into the culinary world and left my career in graphic design on the back burner. Although I was passionate about what I was doing part of me felt a sense of guilt for not utilizing my degree. In 2013 my husband and I moved from Michigan to California where I re-entered the world of graphic design working for a custom paper + invitations company. I quickly became known as the "office baker" enjoying every minute of putting a smile on a coworkers face. Fast forward to 2016 when we moved, yet again to the glorious state of Texas. I decided not to look for a job in either graphic design or culinary artistry, but to start my own business and have a perfect (more like a beautiful mess) marriage of the two. From this internal struggle and past "life experiences" XOcakery was established.
I pride myself in XOcakery's scratch made recipes, small batches of tasty desserts, one of a kind artistic cakes, and my meticulous eye for color + details.
I hope to serve you and bring a smile to your face in the near future.