You might ask why on earth would a 5-time BP MS150 finisher and competitive body builder start a bakery. Well, at baKD we say because “cookies!”
Three things everyone knows about Kerianne (warmly known as “KD” by close friends) are that she’s the ultimate foodie, a workout junkie, and loves serving her community. The culmination of these attributes is what brought us baKD.
KD spent more than a decade working in the technology industry before she was unexpectedly laid off from her high paying exec position shortly after her husband was diagnosed with cancer. Desperately needing an outlet, KD decided to pour more energy into bodybuilding.
Always an avid baker, KD decided to share some of the delectable goodies she baked at home with her gym family. They were a hit! Trainers and patrons of the gym couldn’t get enough.
KD finally realized she had a business on her hands when a gym trainer asked for pricing to place in an order. The rest as they say is history.
baKD was launched in September 2019 in KD’s small lower east side kitchen reaching cookie lovers via Instagram and NYC street fairs. After experiencing rapid growth, KD moved to a commercial kitchen in February 2020 which now allows baKD to sell to cookie-lovers nationwide!
KD’s goal is simple and straightforward – spread joy through delicious cookies! baKD’s gourmet cookies are uniquely handcrafted with meticulous attention to detail, the best ingredients and sprinkled with nostalgia.