About Us

The Bakers Confections has expanded into The Bakers Party Shop! Since our start on Etsy in 2009 it was time to create a new comprehensive shopping experience for all of our great customers. With the introduction of our blog, you will find recipes, tutorials and party ideas all while shopping for fabulous baking and party supplies, some are even made by us. Our mission is to help you bake better and celebrate it sweet!

We love partnering with other bloggers and business for collaborations and giveaways! Some sweet creatives we've worked with are Ritzy Parties, Laura's Little Party, In Flight Ideas, Make Life Lovely, Michelle's Party Plan It, Everyday Party Magazine, Not Just A Mommy Blog, The Glitzy Pear, Frankly Entertaining, RV Parties with Peanut Butter & Jelly Photography, Lisa Frank of Handcrafted Parties, Katy Moran Photography, Live Sweet, Elisa Event Design with SmmS Photography, Be Envied Entertaining and more!

Publications we've contributed on: Forever Your Prints Blog, Twinkle Twinkle Little Party Magazine & Ella and Annie Magazine.

We've been featured in Real Simple, Better Homes and Gardens, Where Women Create.

Have questions or looking for something special? Don’t hesitate to send us an email at hello{at}bakerspartyshop.com. You can also find us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest!

Meet “the girls” of The Bakers Confections & Bakers Party Shop

It began in the historic Old Port in Portland, Maine when we met while working at LeRoux Kitchen, a local specialty kitchen store while working on our own businesses. We each had started our own dessert catering business. It became apparent that we should join forces so we could conquer more. While we no longer bake professionally, our many years of experience helps us source the best baking and party supplies to offer you!

Esther Holden - Founder, Creative Director, Photographer & Recipe Developer: BFA from Maine College of Art. A passion for creating, making and baking along with a love of the arts is at the forefront of everything she does. Her inspiration and love of baking is from watching her Mom create beautiful cakes and desserts for special occasions when she was little. Sharing joy through making and giving has always been a big part of her life. Her passion for photography, styling and creating "sweet" content can be seen on our blog.

Shauna Osteen - Director of Organization & Recipe Developer: Studied Culinary Arts at SMCC. As a former preschool teacher her love of organization, baking and teaching are finally coming together. Her Grammy Bird had her in the kitchen at just 2 years old helping her make pies. Growing up you would most likely find Shauna making a huge mess in the kitchen teaching herself how to make some new dessert or creative dinner. It was only natural for her to start a dessert catering business, which blossomed into our amazing collection of baking and party supplies that we bring to you!