Some of the items offered by Minnie Bakery. Courtesy photos
BY SAM MCRAE
Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce
When new Chamber member Minyoung Kulesza came to America from South Korea in 2012, she couldn’t find any good bread or desserts like she used to find back home. In an effort to find hobbies in her new home country, she began baking bread and experimenting with desserts at home. In the beginning, she made these for herself, or she would pass them along to friends and family. After some time, her impressive baking skills were evident, and it was suggested to her that she try to sell what she was making. With two young children at home, Kulesza wanted to have flexibility in her work, which led to the home bakery she runs today.
In March 2018, Kulesza began selling a few different breads, then slowly built her menu into the range of delicious and varied goods that she produces today. She places a premium on packaging and appearance, which makes her products excellent and welcoming gifts. Kulesza offers a full range of bakery products that can be ordered via phone or email at least 24 hours in advance. Last year, she also joined the Los Alamos Thursday Farmer’s Market, bringing her baked goods out of her home and into the community. “I am so thankful to have built a loyal customer base in Los Alamos that supports me,” says Kulesza, “so I am now starting to think about a real, brick-and-mortar bakery in the future!”
New items featured at Minnie Bakery include chocolate chip chiffon cake, mini pineapple cubes, mini dulce de leche and lotus gugelhupf, salted chocolate and caramel tart, pear and almond tart, and cinnamon coffee cake. Make sure to look for Minnie Bakery at the Los Alamos Thursday Farmer’s Market beginning in May.