AT HOME | a blog by Joanna Gaines

Episode 10 - Silos Baking Co.

February 17, 2017

For years I’ve drawn design inspiration from old world European mercantile style bakeries. To me, there is something nostalgic about a 100-year-old bakery. I love that from the cabinetry and white subway tile all the way down to the trim work and dark gray grout, every detail has served as a source of inspiration behind so many kitchens we’ve flipped over the years. It only seemed right that since we were finally opening up our own bakery, that we design it with the same old world European style.

I wanted this whole place to feel like you’d stepped back in time to a little bake shop in France. From the herringbone floors to the custom cabinetry made to look worn, it was all a part of the plan to make this place look and feel like you stepped back in time. 

Objective: Create an open floor plan with plenty of space for bakery guests to line up. Design the main area with the European mercantile feel.

Objective: Keep this space easy for guests to access. Add interesting design details, like wallpaper, to give it a unique flare.

Objective: Design a setting where guests can enjoy their treats with a great view of the Silos and the rest of the Magnolia grounds.

Q. What was most fun about having mom and dad reveal it to you?

A. Emmie: I liked the part where they made us close our eyes and they pulled open the signs.

Q. Who was better at revealing — mom or dad?

A. Duke: They both did a pretty a good job.

Q. What’s your favorite cupcake flavor?

A. Drake: Shiplap | Ella: Strawberry | Duke: The Classic, but anything chocolate! | Emmie: Peanut Butter Cup

Q. What do you think is prettiest design element about the bakery?

A. Ella: I liked the floors!

Q. Do you like to bake?

A. The girls: Yes, we like to bake cookies with our mom.

 

 

 

 

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  • Mary Griffith
    3:45 pm, April 5, 2017
    I absolutely love the family and the show!!! I try to never miss it. Would love to have Chip and Joanna redo my bathroom, but I know they don't like to leave Texas. I understand. Their kids are adorable! What a great family. A positive role model for families today.
  • Vicki Coghill
    9:12 am, April 3, 2017
    Are going to have your cupcake recipes available for subscribers? Another question is, do you bake your cupcakes separate and then place them in your tulip wrappers? Thank-you
    • Kathe C.
      9:45 am, April 18, 2017
      I just visited the Silos this past weekend and can answer your question. The wrappers are squares of brown parchment paper. The cupcakes are baked directly in them. You can find tutorials on the web. Search under "parchment paper cupcake liners" or "parchment tulip liners."
  • Madalyn Belzowski
    11:45 am, March 28, 2017
    I always say don't worry about how old you are on your birthday just worry abut how big your piece of chocolate cake is. Today is my birthday and I would order a box of chocolate cupcakes if I were in Waco!!!
  • Pamela Emary
    6:21 am, March 27, 2017
    With so many Christian bakery controversies (particularly selling to gay peoples weddings), let me offer you a way of escaping that trap. When someone puts in the order, take the order, take their money, smile, and inform them that you have a group of people who pray for the couple. I suppose some of them will back out and take their business elsewhere.
  • Elizabeth
    5:40 pm, March 25, 2017
    Okay Joanna, I have just watched Season 04, Episode 15, and I must exclaim, I LOVE YOU GUYS! I want to hire you to renovate my house. Are you for hire? Please be for hire! Can I also just say that my heart warms every time I see your show, the smile on my face just keeps growing and growing watching you and Chip together, and when you show your adorable and well-mannered children, well I can only say OMG and thank you; Your family has brought such delight to my life. I'm not complaining but I'm sure you've been told, Why can't we all be as blessed as you? What you as a couple have on screen cannot be created without authenticity, mutual interest, affection, and respect. CONGRATULATIONS to your family, and continued success for decades to come!
    Elizabeth, Virginia
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