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The Hammer Takes Highland Park Village

With a CV that includes acting, writing and baking, Elizabeth Chambers Hammer is the sweetest triple threat.

TAKES THE CAKE
Texan Elizabeth Chambers Hammer, in Bird Bakery in San Antonio, is set to open her second bakery in Dallas this fall.

For Texas native Elizabeth Chambers Hammer, sweetness runs in the family. As a child, she spent her days learning to cook and bake in both her mother’s and grandmother’s kitchens. These early influences made a formative impression on the entrepreneur, leavening a passion that has turned into a blossoming business.

“I’ve always loved baking—it’s a huge part of who I am and what I do,” says Elizabeth, who lives in Los Angeles with her movie star husband, Armie Hammer, and their young daughter, Harper. Between his career and her own as a journalist and TV personality (with stints on Cupcake Wars and Sugar Showdown, to name a few), the jet-setting duo travels often. However, it is her passion project—Bird Bakery—that brings the family flying back south.

Since opening in San Antonio in 2012, Bird Bakery has built a large and loyal nest of followers, and now Elizabeth has her eyes set on Highland Park Village, where the second Bird Bakery will open in October. “It feels really organic,” she said of the new space, which will neighbor Draper James.

The Dallas location will be slightly more polished than its San Antonio counterpart, but the menu will boast many familiar classics, like the pimento cheese and tarragon chicken salad, some new vegetarian options, as well as cakes, pies and cookies.

With her growing fame and proven entrepreneurial prowess, Elizabeth Chambers Hammer is proving that she’s found her sweet spot.

HAMMER’S HOTS
Homemade desserts every day, dresses from Layette, stationery and gifts from Ellis Hill

HAMMER’S NOTS
Skipping dessert, a Mambo Taxi without salt on the rim, missing a sale at Forty Five Ten