Hi friend, welcome to Bakerita.com. I’m so happy you’re here! My name is Rachel Conners and I’ve been baking, writing, recipe developing, and photographing everything you see here since August of 2010, when I was a sixteen year old newbie baker and photographer, looking to share my love of baking with the world.
In Spanish, the ending “ita” is an affectionate suffix for something small and adored. With me maxing out at 5 foot tall, we looked to my mom’s Hispanic heritage to help come up with the name Bakerita – the little baker, if you’re willing to translate with a little imagination. The idea for Bakerita evolved out of my passion for baking and writing and a desire to share my recipes with the world.
Bakerita was started when I was a senior in high school, living in San Diego and struggling to find something I was truly passionate about. After five years in Seattle, I’m now living back in San Diego and working on Bakerita full time. I feel so honored and blessed to have found a corner of the Internet to share my words, recipes, and photos, and I couldn’t be more grateful to have you here.
While Bakerita started as a full on sugary, gluten-filled baking blog, after my sister and dad both discovered they were gluten-intolerant, I began to experiment with alternative types of baking. I now have tons of recipes that are gluten free, refined sugar free, dairy free, vegan, and Paleo-friendly. While I do still post decadent desserts, I know how difficult it is for many people to find desserts and baked goods that they can eat guilt-free, while sticking to their strict diets, that don’t taste like they’re gluten-free/sugar-free/Paleo/vegan.
No matter what your diet is, or what you’re craving, I hope you’ll find something (or lots of somethings!) that will make their way into your kitchen. I’m always available to answer questions – just leave a comment on the post if it’s a recipe specific question, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll get back to you as soon as I can! I love to hear from you – it seriously makes my day, so send me a message about whatever you want. Questions, suggestions, comments, and concerns are always welcome. Hope you have a delicious day!
What equipment and software do you use to run this site?!
- I host my site on Media Temple.
- Since January 2016, I have shot all photos with a Canon 6D and a 100mm f/2.8L macro lens. Before that, my photos were shot with a Canon Rebel T3 (I’ve linked to the newer version) and a 50mm f/1.8 lens.
- To format recipes, I use the Easy Recipe Plus plugin.
- Most of my props are from thrift stores (Goodwill is a favorite), Crate & Barrel, Target, Marshall’s, and Home Goods.
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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!
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