©2019 by Baking with Bertha. 




Feel Bitter. 

Add Butter.

Feel Better. 


Take the comic timing of Lucille Ball, mix in the baking skills of Martha Stewart and add in the hulking stature of Julia Child and you have Bertha Mason, the Hausfrau of the Heartland.  

Armed with vintage aprons and family cookbooks, Bertha Mason dishes out campy sass while teaching folks the forgotten art of pie baking. Bertha brings her Midwestern charm to private parties, church suppers, gay brunches, and clown funerals.

Since 1997, Bertha has baked her way across the USA, cooking up fun in New York, Chicago, Seattle, P-town, Atlanta, Washington, D.C,  and numerous all-you can eat buffets.

Currently, Bertha bakes, performs, and delivers Pie-Grams in NYC.

Upcoming Shows


"Baking with Bertha - 

Each Show Baked Fresh"

Friday, April 24th

Friday, June 5th

Friday, August 21st

Friday, September 18th 

Friday, November 20th 


Church of the Village

201 West 13th Street, NYC

Tix $20.  ALL NYC SHOWS  7pm


"Baking with Bertha - 

Smothers Day"


Sunday, May 10th 7:30pm

Annoyance Theatre & Bar

851 West Belmont 

Chicago, IL 

Tix: $15


Talk of the town 

"Midwestern Drag Sweetheart"

                          Time Out New York

"Sassy and Funny"

               The New York Times

"Cunningly clever."


Bertha Mason has been on  

Food Network, Cooking Channel, ABC, FOX, PBS, WGN, NPR. PRI, Feast of Fun, WGN-Radio and featured in The New York Times, Village Voice, Time-Out New York, Time-Out Chicago, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader, Chicago Sun-Times,Creative Loafing, and Big Gay Ice Cream:Saucy Stories & Frozen Treats...and more.

Let Bertha fill your pie-hole