Alaska Small Business Development Center

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September 16, 2020

During the pandemic, folks have been gifting sweets to neighbors, friends, nurses, and teachers—giving birthday cakes instead of having birthday parties, says Jamieann Bell, co-owner with Linnea Ward of Arctic Moon Bakery in Anchorage. “It’s better than an email or a text, if you get to open your door to a half dozen cinnamon rolls; that’s a really good friend.” Bell and Ward, who developed their cake and sweets catering business over the last five years, were about to build out their dream—their own commercial kitchen—when COVID put the pause on their funding. True to their bootstrapping beginnings, Bell and Ward found ways to keep baking.

Arctic Moon offers weekly doorstep delivery of freshly baked pre-ordered treats to customers in Anchorage and Eagle River, treats like bourbon-soaked cherry scones with pistachios, or Alaska zucchini muffins. The bakery is best known for its cakes, and Bell and Ward are taking special orders for cakes and cupcakes, including their signature cake that features a gorgeous floral half-moon which can be made in any combination from their creative list of house-made flavors. Read the rest at Edible Alaska!

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