Pearl–My Story/Drawing–12 total– interrelated about LoVe (Since it’s February)

Pearl was adopted when she was three-years-old by an older woman oozing with love named Agatha Spelt.

She also oozed sugar. Agatha’s sweets were well-known around town. Whenever there was a need for a dessert, Agatha volunteered. Because of all this baking, Pearl bumped around the kitchen at an early age. She gathered hours of practice and insight by baking beside her mother and licking many spoons.

Agatha taught her daughter that the most important ingredient was her passion for baking. She inspired Pearl to also create on the edge, and stir in the unexpected.

She attended the esteemed Le Cordon Blue College of Culinary Arts in San Francisco. After graduation, she worked in the bay area. Pearl followed Agatha’s creative approach to baking and her artistry flourished.

Pearl poured so much of her passion into her baking that there was never time to share it with any admirers that crossed her path.

Agatha became ill and Pearl returned to Davistown to care for her. With Pearl’s qualifications, she immediately landed a job as head pastry chef at a local resort. On weekends, Pearl cared for her mother and baked, and baked and baked some more.

Although Agatha’s health was failing, her love of sweets never halted and she guided Pearl in perfecting her recipes into delectable masterpieces. By living with her mother, and not paying the high rent of San Francisco, Pearl saved her money for her dream bakery.

Shortly after her mother died, Pearl emptied her savings and bought a space that needed a little fix-up.  With the help of her friends, they painted sparkle & hammered zest and copied Pearl’s soul to create her bakery. Pearl’s was born.

Pearl, without exception, greets her customers wearing a cap with embroidered flowers and her name. Agatha sewed this cap before she passed away. It’s not a perfect fit, but Pearl feels her mother’s warmth when she pins it on her head.

Life is good—her pastries are prized by many, especially the Everything cupcake, which led to a TV crew filming her for a trendy show, “Travel & Dine”. The only ingredient missing in her life was a special guy that adored Pearl and all her passion for baking. …And that’s when she realized that she had developed a crush on her mailman, Fizz.

-jules gissler

Posted on February 6, 2017 in blog

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Jules Gissler

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Jules, originally a Montana girl, has travelled many creative trails; books, paintings, cards, prints, giclees, pillow design, and hardware jewelry. Her original designs have sold in retail shops such as Barneys New York, Ballard Designs catalog, ABC Carpet & Home-New York, and The American Craft Museum.

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