About Us

Hello everyone! My name is Annika Jones and I am the face behind The Pastry Paint Collective.  I'm a native Iowan, but my husband, Ben, and I met at college in Birmingham, Alabama. We got married in 2014 and lived in Baltimore for a few years before relocating to Kansas City in 2017. You will also probably see photos of our sweet puppy Indiana (last name Jones). This sweet corgi joined our family in 2018 and we love sharing the joy she brings us with the world. 

I have been working in e-commerce for 6 years and love baking and painting.Over the last few years I've watched as the art of painting pastries has spread worldwide. I created The Pastry Paint Collective to bring together the best products and tools from around the globe to professional and hobbyist bakers here in the United States. I'm based in Kansas City, Missouri so everything you see on on my website ships directly to you. No more waiting for international shipping. 

What makes The Pastry Paint Collective really special is that it was founded as a social entrepreneurship. That means a portion of our profits from each sale will go to our highlighted charity, Ronald McDonald House Charities. I grew up  spending a lot of time staying at various Ronald McDonald Houses around the country while undergoing medical treatment. This is such a special charity, and it holds a really special place in my heart. So thank you for joining with me in supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities.