Meet Our Team
Amanda Nichols, Owner/ Head Pastry Chef
A 2009 graduate of Middletown HS, Amanda was accepted into the Art Institute of Atlanta, GA, and then graduated college in June 2012, receiving her AS in Culinary/Pastry Arts. She began working at local fine dining restaurant as a Pastry Chef. In March 22, 2013, Opened Half Baked Patisserie, still continuing to tap into her creative Chef side by working as the Executive Chef at Cantwell’s Tavern, while her mother Tammy runs their bakery full time.
Tammy Nichols, General Manager
Tammy, mother of Amanda Nichols, as 25 years business background. She began her career in business at the young age of 18 working for a large mortgage corporation for several years then moving on to MBNA until she became an entrepreneur in 2004 and began Lil Einstein’s Learning Academy. In 2012, decided to sell her Legacy and follow her daughter’s dream of opening a bakery. In 2012, Half Baked Patisserie was born. With a lot of hard work, together with friends and family, they pulled together to get Half Baked up and running. March 22, 2013 Half Baked opened its doors for the first time.
Hobbies: Wedding/ Event Planning, Catering and her Doggies
Austin Markland, Head Decorator
Currently the Head Cake Decorator at Half Baked Patisserie.
The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY ’16
Austin has his Associates in Baking and Pastry Arts and worked in Manhattan, NY at Lafayette Grand Cafe & Bakery under Chef Andrew Carmellini.
Hobbies/Likes: Designing cakes, Bakery/Cafe hopping, exploring new cities, photography, experiencing unique restaurants, and hiking
Katie Stackslager, Team Leader
Katie attended Polytech High School studying Radio and Broadcasting. She then attended Salisbury University specializing is film and fine arts. She enjoys art and dancing.
Jayda Winchester, Baker
Jayda graduated St George’s Vo-Tech in 2016. She currently attends Johnson & Wales University and is on track to graduate in 2018 with a degree in Baking and Pasty Arts.
2 Punch Tuesdays!
2 Punches on Your Rewards Card for every cupcake you purchase on a Tuesday!
On Fridays H.P.B will do a random drawing of our Facebook friends for a chance to win a FREE cupcake, so make sure you LIKE our Page!
We Thank You For Your Sweet Service!
10% Discount to all Police, Fire and Military personnel as our way of saying THANK YOU for your service!
Thank You for Your Care!
10% discount to Christiana Care Personnel, thank you for your care!
Acknowledging Seniors citizens!
10% Senior Citizen discount, now is your time to enjoy the Sweeter things in life!