Jamie's grandmother lived and worked on a farm in South Dakota for her entire life, plucking chickens, milking cows and making a pie from scratch every day.
Although Jamie and her husband regularly host sit-down, six-course dinners for 4 to 24, it occurred to her one day that she had never successfully made a homemade cake. With that, she decided it was time to try.
For her own birthday, Jamie chose five different cake recipes, made two of each of them and invited everyone she knew to celebrate. After the party, people began asking if they could order cakes. At first she said, "But I don't make cakes for order." After several requests, she began taking orders when she had a little free time and when it struck her fancy.
All photos on this page and on the About page by Lisa Madison. All TV and Jamie Cakes make-up done by Marsha Page.
Fun-loving and sincere, Jamie was a founding co-host of Brooklyn Independent Media’s flagship program, BK Live, the first ever daily show created for and about Brooklyn. Twice a week, Jamie interviewed a diverse line-up of local tastemakers, politicians, business leaders, bloggers, artists, and athletes.
BK Live is broadcast from BRIC’s street level studio at BRIC House in Downtown Brooklyn. It airs Monday through Friday at noonon Time Warner 756, Verizon Fios 46, and streams online here. Cablevision customers can check listings for the channel information.
Recording People's Life Stories
StoryKeep makes films and books about life stories and family histories. Since 2010, Jamie has overseen the completion of 80+ projects, including feature-length films, audio documentaries, and museum-quality books.
Her unique approach to storytelling, which merges state-of-the-art filmmaking and book design with personal history, has received coverage from Worth Magazine, Forbes.com, Modern Luxury, CNBC, Crain’s NY Business, the Connecticut Post, and OnWisconsin.
Jamie believes that StoryKeep projects should be fun, revelatory, and a worthy investment. She regularly collaborates with wealth advisory firms that take a holistic approach to family continuity planning. Beyond producing the ultimate family heirloom, she aims to build genuine, long-term relationships with her clients.