FESTOON (verb; noun)
to hang a chain or garland as a decoration or adornment;
a carved, molded, or painted ornament representing a decorative chain.
I am Kate: a mama, wife, and lover of great aesthetics + design.
To me, baking is about honoring seasons + evoking magic. And few things illuminate celebrations or spark joy in the people around you like a delicious, personally crafted, elegantly designed cookie or cake.
My penchant for appealing treats surfaced early, as early photos of me posing proudly beside my decorated cakes attest. After a Christmas cookie spree years ago, I was hooked on this decorative craft and found every occasion to share it. I have spent endless hours honing techniques and marking too many babes, brides, birthdays, holidays, friendships, milestones + accomplishments to count with my creations.
My baking affection + supplies have traveled from the SF Bay Area to Washington DC, Tel Aviv, and Cairo.
Festoon Baking Co. now operates as a home-based small business in Cairo, Egypt
where I currently reside with my husband + two littles (the best creations of all).