It's amazing what an Easy Bake Oven can do. Jenni Welliver says that's where it all started, and today, April 12, she opens the doors to her first bakery, Little Red's Bakeshop, at 1401 SW Yamhill. Welliver trained in the Bread & Pastry program at San Francisco Baking Institute and has baking experience at San Francisco's Thorough Bread & Pastry and Portland's McTavish Shortbread and Lovejoy Bakers, and she first launched Little Red's Bakery in Portland in 2013 (you may have even seen her at local farmers markets).
Now having taken over the former Palace Cakes venue, Welliver is still baking special and wholesale orders while also preparing a wealth of baked goods. For now, you can find sweet and savory pastries, including brioche, cinnamon buns, scones, muffins, rustic tarts, and hand pies, as well as brownies, cookies, and cakes. "We're also currently testing danish and croissant doughs," says Welliver.
Additionally, Little Red's Bakeshop supplies Portland's Purringtons Cat Lounge with pastries, and beginning today, Little Red's Bakeshop is open Tuesday through Sunday, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.