DAMASCUS, Va. — Juggling a household and a job as a pastry chef is, properly, a bit of cake for Joe Bridges, higher recognized on social media as “Joe the Baker.”
The 38-year-old Damascus resident wears a couple of hat through the day, caring for a 7-year-old daughter and an toddler whereas his spouse, Jennifer, teaches at a close-by faculty.
However, because the evenings shut upon his “dad duties,” Bridges retreats to his personal kitchen on the town, the place, he mentioned, the “magic occurs.”
The eclectic kitchen has artwork on the partitions and toys he’s made on prime of the fridge.
“I’m a weirdo,” he mentioned with amusing.
Whereas his household sleeps, Bridges does his greatest work — creating head-turning, eye-popping scratch-made desserts which have individuals on the town speaking. He received the “Better of Washington County” readers’ alternative contest in 2019.
Joe the Baker is wowing native prospects along with his home made desserts, particularly his decadent cheesecakes with delicate to excessive flavors.
The pastry chef, who has made sweets for celebrities, together with Martha Stewart and Steven Tyler, whereas dwelling in Miami, Florida, at present provides desserts completely to MoJo’s Trailside Café & Espresso Home and seven Trails Grill, each eating places in Damascus.