Hi! I’m TJ, the Colorado native baker and sugar artist behind Teal Velvet Bakery. I am an award winning and Wilton certified decorator who has been baking and decorating cakes, cookies, and more since I was 6 years old.
As a teenager, I began decorating celebration and wedding cakes for competition for 4-H and open class (going up against adults) at the county fair. My cakes have won many grand prizes at the county and state levels. I have also done several live competitions.
Nowadays, I am a homeschooling work-at-home wife, mom, writer, and home-based cake decorator running my business under Colorado state’s Cottage Foods Act.
Safety is beyond important to me! I am an OCD germophobe so I wash my hands many, many times a day and I keep all of my surfaces (especially those in the kitchen) squeaky clean.
I am also up to date with my State Food Safety food handlers certification and regularly practice commercial kitchen food safety procedures while working with food of any kind.
COVID facts (such as its not being able to transmit on surfaces nor be contracted by eating) combined with my ridiculously immaculate cleanliness skills (seriously, guys, I sterilize all groceries and mail as it comes in the house now)–means my products are safe. Also, during pickup or delivery, I wear a mask and keep my hands clean to ensure you’re safe.