About Me

Rachel Conners, baker and author of Bakerita.com
Hi! Welcome to Bakerita.com. My name is Rachel Conners and I’m a 21 year old student at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. I’m originally from San Diego, California. As you can probably tell, I have a major addiction to creating delicious, sweet treats that I hope will find their way into your kitchens.

I’ve always enjoyed baking recipes, but around my 16th birthday, I completely fell in love with the process of sifting flour, creaming together butter and sugar, and dreaming up new recipes. This blog is a compilation of the best baking recipes that come out of my kitchen. I try to create recipes that are bold in flavor, innovative, yet still simple and do-able enough that anyone can make them in their own kitchen!

I’m still an amateur baker and photographer, but I constantly strive to better myself in all aspects of blogging. I love to hear your feedback, comments, questions, changes, and concerns about a recipe! I try to respond to every question I get as quickly as possible. Feel free to send me an email at [email protected], leave a comment on a recipe, or use the easy contact form at the bottom of each page if you need anything.

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My content is protected!

To all my readers – you are all amazing, but I need to note this. All content on this site is exclusively mine - all pictures, recipes, and text, unless otherwise stated. Bakerita is a trademarked-entity. Please do not copy and paste my recipes onto your site, Pinterest, Tumblr, etc. unless changes have been made and credit is given. It is fine to link to one of my posts with a photograph, but please give credit. I reserve the right to ask you to remove anything of mine from your site. If you’re in question of whether or not you can use something, please ask me!


  1. gayle glass says:

    I am so impressed with your blog—the recipes look fantastic and your commentary just adorable.
    Best of luck to you!

  2. Okay Rachel…well, I am very impressed and I want you to work for me! Soooo…how is it going at Savory? Do you have any time/inclination to work for me. I need someone to help me with cookie decorating and making my bakery counter look beautiful…I’m thinking this might be a 20 hour a week job, (but, could be more) you could come after school and do what I need done…are you interested? My god, I am so very impressed with your website….please call/email me. Whether you work for me or not…Bravo! Claire Allison

  3. Hi Rachel,

    To write I am impressed would be an understatement. You have a miraculous
    talent for not only being an expert baker, but in writing as well!

    I love you,

    Uncle Steven

  4. Hi Rachel,
    Your site is amazing, and your photos are gorgeous! My daughter, Katie, is 13 and she’s like a mini-you, loves to bake and cook and is also a cheerleader (TP Pop Warner). Maybe you can meet someday. Do you ever experiment with gluten-free baking? The sweets on the market that are gluten-free are pretty awful, although you can get some great tortillas, bagels and bread now. Still, the cakes and cookies are dry and gritty (not enough xantham gum?). Anyway, congratulations and keep up the good work, you are sure to be an incredible success because when you do what you love you can’t help but succeed. BTW, there’s a lot of $ to be made in wedding cakes, and if you could come up with a delicious g-f wedding cake I bet you would be in great demand.
    Take care,

  5. This is so cool! Great for you! Can’t wait to start reading about your recipes and adventures on Culinary Road!

    Hey, you’re ‘Become a Fan on Facebook” button isn’t working. Hurry so I may become a fan!


  6. Deanne Seiler says:

    Love all the recipes you have in your blog. I have tried several and they are really good. The photography is amazing. Thank you so much for having these recipes for all of us to try.

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  8. honestly, the nutella peanut butter brownies need a little work. website is awesome tho!

  9. Hi Rachel,
    You are a baking machine and at such a young age, it makes me happy to see that.
    Hope you achieve all your dreams.
    I tried you facebook, but got the wrong thing.

  10. Hi Rachel,
    You’re blog is GREAT! I just wanted to reach out to you because I know from your blog that you LOVE to cook/bake and you’re just beginning your journey into college. I would like to introduce you to something I didn’t know about until my senior year in college as a chemistry major– food science. I was lucky enough to find out about Food Science in time to get a Master’s Degree and now I get to work in product development! I get to develop new french fry products and recipes (displayed on the back of the bag) for Ore-Ida products.

    If you are interested in becoming a product developent professional or a research chef, let me know. I know of a few resources. As an added bonus, when I graduated in 2007– I had a job 6 months before graduation! There are TONS of scholarships and my entire graduate degree was paid for. :)

    Good luck!

  11. Hi Rachel! I wanted to let you know that I passed on the Versatile Blogger Award to you in my last blog post. I absolutely love your blog and always look forward to visiting! :) Take care.

  12. Hi Rachel … you hav a lovely blog and really impressed at your talent at tis young age…!! hope to try some of your reciepes… and will post them…!!

  13. Kelley Kupfer says:

    Hi Rachel,

    I think you are just fantastic and the best Bakerita around!
    Best of luck in all your endeavors. I’m waiting for your first
    Kelley Kupfer

  14. Hi Rachel,

    What a sweetie you are! You have a lovely blog and you have already accomplished so much! I had a great time perusing your posts and enjoyed each one!

    Thank you so much for stopping by my place and leaving your comment. It is a joy to meet you!

    Kindly, Lorraine

  15. REMCooks says:

    Very nice blog.

  16. you friken rock my socks off

  17. I’m so happy you commented on my blog so that I could find yours! You are super impressive and so is your blog…You put my almost 21 year old self to shame haha :)

  18. Peter @Feed Your Soul says:

    thx for the add. one of my best friend’s sons is going to puget sound next year. he is a swimmer. best of luck.

  19. I am seriously impressed by you. I have been on a diet for the last 27 days and am now in dire need of dessert.

  20. Just want to wish you the best of luck in all you do! I once was an avid baker too (I have allowed food intolerances and massive weight loss efforts to get in the way though) and I really, really identify with the idea that “nothing compares to the joy of seeing someone’s face light up as they bite into one of my creations.” Isn’t it the best?!

  21. Dear Rachel,
    Thank you so much for all of your lovely comments on Cannella Vita. As a fellow teenage-baker, I love to see other young people as excited as I am about my Kitchen Aid! ;) I also think that it’s awesome that you’re from San Diego, I lived in La Jolla for a long time and miss it dearly. We visited La Jolla for winter break this year and it was so nice — I did a bunch of blog posts on it, you’d probably recognize a lot of the places! Anyways, keep up the beautiful blog!
    With love,

  22. You go to UPS? I go to SPU up in Seattle! I’ve always wanted to start a food blog but have never thought I’d be able to do it while I’m still in college; I so admire you for having such a beautiful blog (food and photos) while being a student. Props to you. :)

  23. Your blog is beautiful

  24. Hi Rachel,
    Beautiful and impressive blog! Mouthwatering recipes. You must be incredibly popular on campus – not only for being bright and charming and creative (which shows in your writing and photography) but also for all the delicious goodies you make. I will definitely be checking in here when I’m looking for dessert recipes. Lisa

  25. Your site looks great!! I am moving up to the Seattle area in a matter of months and its always fun finding another food blogger in the area! :-)

  26. Your blog is beautiful, as are your recipes – mmm!

  27. Aww I almost went to Puget Sound…it was my second choice and I still feel an affinity for it, even though there’s no way I could have survived all the rain! I’m loving your cute blog so far :)

  28. I am seriously impressed by you Rachel! This is such a great site with so many amazing recipes and you are only 19. Good for you girl!

  29. Rachel, thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! I’m so glad it afforded me the opportunity to stop by here and check out all of your yummy creations. As the above commenters have stated, I’m really impressed by your ambition and talent at such a young age…and that you’re able to maintain such a beautiful blog while in college. Props to you, girl! Now, I’m going to go back to scrolling through your yummy recipes. I have such a sweet tooth, so I’m in heaven here!

  30. Just want to say that you totally ROCK! I’m on paleo and can’t wait to try out your Almond Banana Bread. Thanks for creating these treats and sharing them with us. Your pictures are amazing too. Keep up the great work!

  31. I want to say that I think your blog is amazing – such great recipes and stunning photography. I’ve been having a great time pinning my favourites to pinterest! Thanks for sharing x

  32. How do you eat all this stuff and stay so skinny??

  33. Thanks for the comment on my blog – I loved stopping by and finding your delicious blog! What an inspiration…I can’t believe you are in college and food blogging! When blogging feels overwhelming to me, I’m just going to remember you! :)
    Ps. Your Peppermint Oreo Fudge Brownies look aaaaamazing! Have a great time in Europe!

  34. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier, Rachel! Your desserts look amazing. I can’t wait to scroll through and look at all the recipes on your site!

  35. Hi Rachel,

    Your dad just shared this link on his LinkedIn and my eyes have been glued for the past thirty minutes since I clicked on it! You have an incredible talent! Amazing recepies and great photos. May you have tons of success this year! Happy holidays.


  36. Love your blog!

  37. I love your site. It is beutiful, fun to read. But one important question, how do you find the time to do all of this work?!

  38. I absolutely LOVE your blog! I am a 15 year old foodie/blogger and you are such an inspiration to me. Keep doing what you’re doing! :) <3

  39. A gorgeous woman who can bake like this?…. Oh sweet baby Jameis Winston, I am in love.

  40. Your deserts are too great. Sure I may be biased however raw talent is just what it is!

    I love you.

  41. Manny congratulations for your blogg and ..sure for your work!!!!!
    You make gorgeous deserts!
    If you have an idea to open one store of this amaizing deserts in Bucharest, I will enjoy this.. :)
    I made my dolci :) only for passion..and you surely do the same!!!!
    Good luck and more & more beautiful recipes!

  42. Hi,
    I love your photographs. Would like to feature your works on my facebook page. You may visit it in the link below
    Kindly let me know if you are interested.

    • Hi Divya, glad you like my photos! Sure, you can definitely feature my works on your Facebook page, please just tag my page (facebook.com/bakeritablog) in the post. Thanks so much!

  43. I’m from San Diego too (but living in the bay area now for med school)! :) Always excited to meet a fellow San Diegan blogger!

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