Aimee is a certified chef and top graduate of the Culinary Arts Institute in Denver, Colorado. She also received formal training in the art of chocolate and pastry making from the top chocolatiers in France at the Lenotre’ Institute just outside Paris, France. In addition to her culinary background, Aimee has been a registered nurse for more than 10 years and worked in the critical care unit of a major local hospital.
In 2000, Amaru Confections was born out of Aimee's talent and desire to create edible works for art for special occasions including weddings, birthdays, baby showers and corporate events. Her visually stunning creations quickly caught the eye of local brides-to-be, as well as party planners and event coordinators.
In 2006 Amaru Confections opened their first custom cake shop in Boise, Idaho in a small warehouse district. The focus at that time was only on custom cakes. There was no retail portion to the business. But, as the business continued to grow, it was soon realized that there was a real need for a high end bakery to offer more than just custom cakes, and the bakery quickly outgrew their small warehouse.
The summer of 2013 saw the opening of Amaru Confections' custom cake shop, retail bakery and a dedicated gluten free bakery. Aimee and her husband Chris purchased the two buildings that they currently occupy, to allow for a true retail location, while still focusing on the irresistibly pretty and elegant custom cake designs Aimee has become known for. The two buildings were renovated to include a larger traditional bakery and store front, and the second building houses Boise's only dedicated gluten free bake shop. For the first time Aimee was able to offer her previously made-to-order only designs to everyone on a daily basis, and cater to those with sever food allergies.
The bakery offers freshly baked cupcakes, cakes and cookies on a daily basis for anyone needing a quick treat. And as of 2014, many of her items are available for purchase online.
At Amaru Confections, we believe that giving back to the community is vital to our own health and success. Each year we donate a considerable amount of product, talent and time to local charities, fund raisers, schools and religious organizations. Below is a short list of those we've been asked to help. We only hope to continue to add to the list in the years to come.