photography: shelby grace photography
hey! im samuel the baker behind baked by samuel
im the proud owner + home baker of baked by Samuel. baked by Samuel is a uniquely run business. as i am only 13 years old! i stay motivated to face my challenges because i know i have a bright future ahead of me. i am doing something that not every kid does, i’m paving a way for myself and im proud of it! i couldn’t do it without God, my parents, brothers, family, friends, and vendors who are a support and encouragement for me.
photography: marissa rose photography
i definitely didn't set out to start a home bakery. i don't think my mom and i did. at first, i just liked baking; all the details you put and the story behind it. i first began making a couple of cakes when i had time. as time passed and family members had tried my flavors and enjoyed them, they started to tell me, “ so what are you going to do with your cakes, what are your plans for the future. “ i was just in shock when my calendar was quickly filling up with cake orders, and very quickly started to see what exactly we were going to do with this talent God has given me. it was about creating something very homey, something rustic and something more masculine. so when i thought of what i should name my home bakery the name baked by Samuel, came to mind! it was perfect, I wanted something very positive and very homey! i think that everyone should have a slice of cake on his or her birthday, and it should be a really good cake; something everyone can enjoy at a reasonable price. so i knew that was going to set me apart from other businesses. it’s so funny that baked by Samuel, started on a social media platform. i knew it would be good for growing the business. as a full-time middle school student and a home baker its a dream come true. what has shaped me into who i am is first, is God, my parents, my family, my school and vendors i look up to. my life has changed so much since the last year, and change is good! i want to thank all of these wonderful people because, because of them i am more than proud to say. i am a Christian, I am a full-time student, i am the home baker + founder behind | baked by Samuel |