BabyGirls Soul Sweets is a local North Palm Springs bakery that makes southern-style desserts.
“We’ve been baking in the kitchen since we were little, since we could walk,” said Jamiah Hall.
Jamiah and Renaya Hall are the owners of the Soul Desserts Bakery.
“We’ve been doing this since childhood,” says Tanaya Hall, the girls’ mother. “You were in a family of cooks and bakers and now it feels really great because I can be less in the kitchen now.”
The 20- and 21-year-old sister duo started their bakery a year ago at the height of the pandemic, serving the Coachella Valley desserts that have been shared from one generation to the next.
“Recipes have been passed down – our grandma gave us recipes for her 7 up cake, peach cobbler … my grandma’s banana pudding,” said Jamiah Hall. “We started learning the recipes and then we were responsible for Thanksgiving and Christmas … then finally we (we) just made a business out of it.”
BabyGirls is not a traditional bakery. Inspired by family, love and Mediterranean home cooking, the sisters combine classics from the South such as pound cake and peach cobbler to offer customers the best of both worlds.
“If we bring that with us, they’ll say, ‘What is that? What is that? ‘”Said Jamiah Hall. “You’ve never seen the peach cobbler pound cake, so once you’ve taken a bite it’s like a little bit of everything.”
“They took these recipes and – not only took them, they perfected them.”
The Hall sisters said while tweaking the recipes to make them their own, one thing that will never change is the soul-inspired family traditions.
“Soul Satisfying Sweets – that’s our slogan,” said Jamiah Hall. “We always say ‘It’s soul candy’, soul food, comfort food. Food you’d see on Sunday after church at Thanksgiving or family dinners. “
The duo of sisters was a big dream for their small business in North Palm Springs.
“We want to open a food truck one day and have our own storefront,” said Jamiah Hall. “We also want some of our income to go to charitable organizations.”
They say they wouldn’t be where they are today without the support of the community and they hope they can represent the Coachella Valley well.
“We (hope) can make something of ourselves and make our name known to our community,” said Jamiah Hall.