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Feel Bitter. 

Add Butter.

Feel Better. 

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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"

December 10, 2021



St. Paul's Episcopal Church

6518 Michigan Ave South

St. Louis, MO


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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.

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Let Bertha fill your pie-hole

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