Founded by a former fashionista with extensive experience in the world of haute couture, Indigo Jones Eats is a New York-based gourmet boutique catering company that creates stunning and delicious confections.

For my golden jubilee, I invited Shari, the owner of Indigo Jones Eats, to be a part of the festivities and she did not disappoint. For this once-in-a-lifetime occasion, Shari created a beautiful selection of stunning miniature delights. Indigo Jones Eats special birthday package included its signature rich buttery crust blueberry and apple tarts with decorative crusts, and a gorgeous array of shortbread cookies such as rosemary and lemon with fresh edible flowers – so decadent and posh.

A true artisan, Shari has taken her baking talent far beyond the historical start of the art of baking – her work is a masterpiece of love and attention to detail. Each of her creations are made from scratch with the finest ingredients and a homemade touch. Indigo Jones Eats offers custom catering for all occasions that feature fresh seasonal ingredients and flavorful cuisine. Its assortment of sweet and savory delights includes vegan and gluten-free options – no detail is overlooked.

The backstory of baking

The art of baking started as a basic need for nutrition millenniums ago, its a far cry from what we know in the 21st Century. The world’s oldest oven was discovered in Croatia in 2014. It dates to approximately 6,500 BCE. The Ancient Egyptians baked bread using yeast, which they had previously been using to brew beer. Bread baking began in Ancient Greece around 600 BCE, leading to the invention of enclosed ovens.

The earliest cookie-style cakes are thought to date back to 7th century Persia, (now Iran). It was one of the first countries to cultivate sugar. The face of baking changed altogether during the Victorian Era. This is the period that ushered in the standards and aesthetics of cake and cookie creation as we know it today.

The refinement of the art of baking and elaborate cake decoration can be directly accredited to Queen Victoria. The Victorian Era also established demonstrative love and the alabaster wedding gown – courtship, love and marriage were inextricably linked forever. SM

Discover the delights of Indigo Jones Eats at www.indigojoneseats.comSM