Our Story

Our Humble Beginning 


Our charming 500 square foot storefront opened its doors in June of 2015 as a Kickstarter success story, a crowd funding site for entrepreneurs.  In 30 days (and an emotional roller coaster) the funds were raised to furnish much needed equipment and materials to bring our little space to life.  Through a team of amazing donors and volunteers invested and believing greatly in our success we turned a lifelong dream into something pretty freaking amazing! 

Hi, We're Blue Aces!


Located in the heart of  Salinas, Blue Aces Bake Shoppe is the lovechild of Owner and Pastry Chef Adrian Jimenez.  Along with her amazing team of skilled and passionate artisans, Blue Aces is an amazing little a boutique bakery designed for take away and custom edible art.  Blue Aces specializes in gourmet petite desserts, edible favors and special event services.


At Blue Aces we embrace the off-beat personalities of our guests, wedding parties, Quinceaneras and special event coordinators by offering unconventional dessert options to reflect the unique personalities of our unconventional clientele.  Whether you are looking for a dessert bar full of pies, French Macarons, or a variety of petite desserts we've got you covered!

Our seasonal menus feature fresh local produce and flavors highlighting the latest and greatest the Salinas Valley has to offer.  We also create a wide range of holiday specialties and are sure to include a variety of gluten-free options as well dairy-free, nut free and limited vegan options; we will work hard to accommodate your special dietary needs.  In addition to hosting wedding and special event catering, we take pride in offering community education workshops (quarterly), collaborative tastings for industry professionals, wholesale services and various local events.  If you would like to host Blue Aces as a pop up at your community event please send us an inquiry, we love getting out in the community!

The team at Blue Aces are honored to be a part of this amazing community and so grateful to call historic Salinas our home! 


We proudly support marriage equality

We celebrate LOVE here at Blue Aces and proudly support our LGBTQ community.  Our doors are open and we are happy to serve you! 

So where did you get the name Blue Aces?


The #1 question always asked is “Where did the name BLUE ACES come from?” That’s easy; it is a combination of Adrian & Juan’s children AntonioBlue and Acen Grey.  It was an accidental success which, in our shop, has always led to the best ideas!   



8 W. Gabilan Street, Salinas, CA 93901
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