Wichita Wednesday (May 12th) – Amanda Field
Tell us a little about yourself. When and why did you start baking?
My name is Amanda Field and while I was born in Kansas, I didn’t live here most of my life. As a young adult, I was drawn back here and shortly after met my now husband of 5 years. We have a darling baby girl who is my inspiration and motivation. I started baking with my grandma when I was a kid. I loved spending time with her in the kitchen and learning what I could from her. I hope to carry on her memory with my cooking and baking.
What is one Cake Stuff item you cannot live without?
I love the variety of extracts and emulsions, it allows me to get really creative with flavors! Best sprinkle selection in town too! I love the variety of extracts and emulsions, it allows me to get really creative with flavors! Best sprinkle selection in town too!
If you could bake/decorate with anyone famous who would it be?
Definitely Sally McKenney of Sally’s Baking Addiction! She is my baking role model. I stumbled upon her Instagram page and loved everything I saw and immediately wanted to bake it all. She focuses on the importance of flavor and method first and appearance second which I really appreciate. I’ve learned so much from her and would LOVE to spend a day in her
kitchen with her!
Do you have a local baking business, or do you just bake/decorate for fun?
I had always dreamed of running a bakery, but it was one of those dreams you talk about but know in your head you’re never actually going to do it. I had a good job, why do something else? Apparently, God had plans of his own, because in April of 2020 I was laid off due to Covid. At 5 months pregnant, I didn’t know what I was going to do. My husband reminded me of my bakery dream, I laughed, but 2 weeks later I was delivering boxes of baked goods to friends and family to get feedback. By the end of April, I had started my Facebook and Instagram pages, @thelittlefieldbakery, and I haven’t looked back since! The name was inspired by our little growing family and I am so thankful that this business gives me the opportunity to work from home and watch my daughter grow up. I service the greater Wichita area and specialize in pastry sample boxes and cakes and cupcakes. You can find my entire menu on my website, thelittlefieldbakery.com.