Blogger, Baker, Stylist

The Fashion Palate is Franci Gire—a self taught baker and fashion blogger who lives in San Jose, Calif. I’m a Carrie Bradshaw that cooks, a Holly Golighlty who understands how to properly care for a cat.

I’ve been serving up style and sweets for as long as I can remember. I can pretty much say I’ve been styling since I was four. I would lay out my clothes for the school week and try not to repeat an outfit. At age five I dabbled in designing my Barbie’s clothing while managing my own playhouse diner on my front yard patio.

Fashion was always part of the picture, but during college, baking and a KitchenAid Stand Mixer entered my life and I set out to cook and bake my way through every cooking magazine I could subscribe to.

After a few years of teaching art, my thoughts drifted more to my next cake pop recipe than my next lesson plan. So I made a change, beginning with contributing and assisting styling for the blog Mode Bay Area. In 2010 I created my own blog, The Fashion Palate.

Every batch of cupcakes and every comment inspires me and gives me so much joy. Why choose one path when you can bake your cake and be stylish too?