The Baking Besties: Fall Check In!


Apologies as it has been a while since we’ve said “Hi!”

HI!!!! And Happy Fall!

We are Amanda and Kristen aka the Baking Besties.
Amanda is a former bakery owner who went to culinary school and loves to create new recipes and Kristen is a creative party planning, florist, food enthusiast with an illustration degree who loves to entertain.
We are both proud #girlmoms raising beautiful, intelligent, unique, kind, priceless individuals. Amanda’s daughters are Luca and Cora and Kristen’s are Aria, Vivian and Maddie.
Amanda is currently living in Luxembourg and Kristen lives in Plainfield, Illinois.

Amanda has been awesomely updating our page with lots of flavorful fall recipes. We hope you’ve tried and enjoyed some of them! If you want to make something EASY and sure to please– try Amanda’s Easy Apple Crisp. Kristen made and loved it. It is especially good served warm with fresh whipped cream on top… but vanilla ice cream would also go great on the side. This apple crisp will certainly be making an appearance at Thanksgiving this year too! The flavor of apple pie with a lot less work? Yes, please!

Kristen has been beyond busy with her event business (Kio Kreations) as 2021 is playing catch up for everything that was sidelined in 2020. Weddings and parties every weekend to plan and design. We are happy to report a few of them were featured on Catch My Party in the past month– including this super cute Enchanted Forest 2nd Birthday, this Magical Mermaid 4th Birthday and Kristen’s very own daughters’ I Heart Japan party as well!

We are so happy you have found us and hope you stick with us–
Please follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest. We just started posting to Tiktok too!

XOXOXO – Amanda and Kristen

Photos by Scarlet Cardinal Studios.