Bailias Cakes
putting a smile into every occasion

Jill Waltman Brown

Born and raised in the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania, I ventured to West Virginia after high school to attend WV Wesleyan College. While enjoying the beautiful state parks and small college atmosphere, I kept busy juggling my art, music and mathematics ambitions.

With a itch for a change, I left WVWC and took off for the big city - Chicago. Attending Columbia College Chicago, I took advantage of the city and explored the parks, museums and theater life. The at-hand availability of some of the best minds in the world were most influential to my graphic design education.

Bachelors degree completed, I continued to continued to tackle my career goals - not looking back since. Check out for more details.

You might wonder why I'm now in the Springfield area. It's simple really - family. A mother to two beautiful kids, Jasmine 7
½ years and Jayden 5 years, I have settled my roots with the family. Every day I is amazed with the new things my joys bring into my life. I look forward to every adventure and teaching them all about the beauty of the world.

The Baking Itch

The baking itch returned with cutting of my design job at a local business jet modification facility.  With an unexpected time on my hands, a few friends asked me to make some creative cakes for them.  It all took off from there. That summer I was off, made over 20 cakes, read a ton of info and took some classes. I did go back into the "away from the kitchen" work force, but I haven't lost the passion for baking and decorating.
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