L&L: Today were talking with Maine local vendor, Nothing Bakes Like a Parrott. Jessica Parrott, owner of Nothing Bakes Like a Parrott, is self-taught in all culinary delights and spends her days creating homemade cakes, cupcakes and other tasty treats! Jessica has always been a creative person and found pastries to be the best outlet for expressing her creativity. We hope you enjoy our one-on-one interview with Jessica from Nothing Bakes Like A Parrott.

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L&L: Tell us a little bit about you & your business.

Jessica: We are an all custom, all from scratch bakery located in South Portland, specializing in wedding cakes and dessert tables. We have been creating cakes and sweets for about 8 years now and have a small store front where we sell cupcakes, whoopee pies, pops and cookies.

L&L: Describe the range of services you offer.

Jessica: We offer a wide range of services to our customers. Anything from simple birthday cakes to custom shaped cakes and cupcakes. We specialize in custom wedding cakes along with custom designed dessert tables.

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L&L: What is one thing you would say makes your business unique in the industry?

Jessica: We pride ourselves in thinking outside the box when it comes to our designs. We do not have a set book of designs that we do; we work with all our customers to create something truly custom and fantastic.

L&L: What are some of your favorite venues and vendors you enjoy working with in the area?

Jessica: We are so fortunate to have such beautiful venues in Maine! Some of my favorites are The Inn at Peaks, York Harbor Reading Room, Grace, and the Barn at Flanagan Farm.

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L&L: How far in advance to couples usually book you for their wedding day?

Jessica: We seem to have a wide variety of booking! But dates tend to start booking up around 8-4 months in advance.

L&L: How do most clients find you?

Jessica: Most of our clients find us through word of mouth, which I always find to be the best way! You cannot beat someone else’s recommendation and experience. We also get clients through blog posts and magazine publications.

L&L: How can couples get in touch with you?

Jessica: We can be reached at our email address – Jessica@nothingbakeslikeaparrott, on the phone at the bakery 207.899.1088, or they can stop by our bakery in South Portland at 740 Broadway!

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