Baked by Yael is a woman-owned small business based in Washington, DC and specializing in cake pops, bagels, rugelach, black and white cookies, and other delicious baked goods. I made my first bagel during my final year of law school and started baking frequently the summer I studied for the bar exam. I found it to be a wonderful form of procrastination that didn't involve leaving home (and my stack of bar exam prep books).
In November 2011, I took the plunge and left my corporate law firm job of 8 years (the last 2 years I was an attorney and head of our office community service program) to focus on Baked by Yael full-time. Running my own business has its challenges, but so far I don't regret it at all. Life is short and I think it's important to make the most of it. I'm passionate about my business and excited about the opportunities that lie ahead.
As I develop Baked by Yael into what I hope will one day become a brick-and-mortar bakery, I intend to keep my commitment to the community by practicing law on a pro bono basis and by supporting local nonprofits through Baked by Yael's cause marketing initiatives.
Although my name is part of the company's name, there are many people who have helped Baked by Yael get where it is. My friends and family have selflessly tasted my baked goods week after week, providing valuable feedback along the way. My parents are my most loyal tasters, having completed a tedious project designed to identify optimal temperatures and times for reheating my bagels. The project required them to eat my bagels on an almost daily basis, but they did so without complaint because that's just the kind of people they are.
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