My name is Jesica Cline, and I am the owner here at Batter Up Bakery, located in historic downtown Arcadia. I have had a love for baking and cooking my entire life. It comes from growing up and watching my father and grandmother cook and bake for crowds, and seeing how they loved it! I have definitely inherited that same passion. My favorite thing to do is cook for loved ones and see the happiness from gathering around a great meal. My senior year of high school I decided to turn that passion into a career. Fall of 2010 I began culinary school and what a journey it has been! I graduated with a degree in Culinary Arts from Keiser University in 2012. My educational background may be with savory foods, but every job I accepted I always ended up in charge of the pastries.
I have been baking cakes for friends and family out of my home for about 5 years now. I decided last year I was ready to open a shop and Arcadia was the perfect place for it. I grew up in Arcadia but moved to Sarasota when I was 19. I have been very blessed to be able to experience all I have I working the places I did in Sarasota, but Arcadia has always been home. I am so happy to be able to have this opportunity and am blown away by the response and support we have received from the community.
I am so excited for what the future will bring here in Arcadia. Please come on by any time, grab a great cup of coffee and a cupcake! We would love the opportunity to design your custom cake to make your next special occasion even more memorable!