Welcome to our shiny new Baking Besties Website! We are excited to share baking, crafts and other fun kid-friendly projects with you!

Baking Besties is a creative happy place created by Amanda Innes-Shareef and Kristen Janes, two #girlmoms who love making joy every day through baking, crafting and celebrating with their girls.

Kristen and Amanda met at Amanda’s bakery (Beans and Sweets) and hit it off immediately. Weekly visits to the bakery became routine and friendships grew both between Amanda and Kristen and their daughters Luca, Cora, Aria, Vivian and Madelyn. The creative mamas hosted two successful kids events in their community together and had big plans for future collaborations. Kristen owns boutique design firm Kio Kreations and offshoot Kio and Kompany and loved doing events at Amanda’s Beans and Sweets bakery.

Then came some big news…Amanda and her family were closing the bakery and moving to Luxembourg for her husband’s job. Saddened by this news (because Amanda and her family would be missed!), Kristen suggested they find a way to continue to work together creatively… and Baking Besties was born!

Baking Besties will have recipes, baking tips, party ideas, crafts, free printables and other fun projects that you can do alone or with your kids, because Amanda and Kristen believe that every day should be a celebration.

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