How Little Ladybug Bakery got its name.

Here is the story of the person who inspired Little Ladybug Bakery.

September 2008 I  had recently moved from Seattle to San Diego and was working at a coffee shop.   Jorge Alberto Cardenas Becerril worked at the flower shop next door and my 3rd day of work he came in full of smiles, tattoos, muscles and motorcycles.  I fell in love the moment I turned around and saw him smiling at me.  Jorgie was my first true love, my life is divided between Before/After meeting him.

I named my bakery Little Ladybug Bakery because he gave me the nickname Ladybug (because of my freckles.)  He encouraged me to quit my lame job to start my bakery.  He helped me scoop cookies when I first got started.  He encouraged me when I was unsure about whether I was making the right decisions.  Our relationship didn’t last but not from lack of love.

Yesterday morning, my sweet Jorge died on his motorcycle while he was commuting to work.  He was only 27 years old.

Please hold tight to the ones you love. Please love as deeply as you possibly can, you’ll never regret it.

Please, please, please look twice for motorcycles when you’re driving.

 

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Little Ladybug doing all sorts of Ladybug things

This summer has been amazing! So many weddings and special events! Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t invited to any (sigh) but I did provide the delicious pies and cookies to them! And thats almost as good, maybe better because I walked away with money rather than a hangover. …

Anyway, I wanted to touch base and remind everyone that these Seasonal Fruit Pies are only going to be around for a few more weeks.  Mother Nature waits for no foot dragging pie lover!  If Peach Pie is your absolute favorite pie, GET IT NOW! It is prime time for stone fruit and I have that stone fruit wrapped up in a flaky pastry crust. Seriously why are you not already lined up at my pie table to buy a slice?

Also available for a limited time is Cherry Pie. Cherry frikkin Pie! Made with red tart cherries. Are you going to pit enough cherries to make a pie?? I didn’t think so.  Which is smart because A. I already did that work for you and B. Pitting cherries is the worst. So messy.

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie and Mixed Berry Pie will be around until the end of the month and when it is gone, tears will flow.

Thats all for now. I hope everyone is having a lovely summer! Im working really hard to even out the ‘tan’ Ive got. (read: horrible sunburn)

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