Dani’s Kitchen Shop is owned and operated by Dani Annala. Dani specializes in making custom sugar cookies for life events.
The idea of Dani’s Kitchen Shop started long before it became a reality. I’ve always enjoyed sharing my baking with family, friends, and my community. Cookies are one of my most requested items. As a self-taught decorator, I get to continually learn and grow my artistic creativity. In 2015, I established a business with the sole intention of providing kitchen education to the Columbia Gorge Community. As with all businesses it takes time and risk to launch, and I just wasn’t in the position to make the jump. In 2019 while working as a food safety coordinator I stumbled into my niche and launched “Phase 1” of my business—custom sugar cookies!
November 28, 2019, marked "Phase 2" of my business. I temporarily stepped away from my day job as a food safety coordinator to focus on family, cookies and re-evaluate.
In January of 2020, I returned to working full time with Oregon State University as a 4-H Youth Development Coordinator. Cookies continued while I worked towards building stability for my family with the goal of growing my business in the future.
October 1, 2021, roughly three years in business and the acquisition of a commercial property with the intention of building my kitchen space, I decided it was time to focus all my energy on expanding my business, raising my kids, and living my best life. In July of 2022, I moved into my new kitchen and began my business expansion into kitchen education through classes and bringing in members of the community to share their skills.
It is my intention to make Dani’s Kitchen Shop an inviting space for all to learn valuable life skills, network and build community. While Custom sugar cookies remain the primary business, kitchen education will be a new focus. Class schedules will be released every month. We are also always looking for new class instructors.