Q&A: San Jose baker on making Pikachu, passionfruit macarons — and that Hot Cheetos flavor

For first-generation Asian-American entrepreneur Jessica Banh, the road to a brick-and-mortar bakery has been 10 years long — and that’s not counting all the baking she did for family and friends while growing up .

Fresh out of Milpitas High School, she won a scholarship to the Professional Culinary Institute in Campbell, where she learned the pastry arts, then apprenticed at the Pebble Beach resort, worked in a small bake shop and made desserts of all kinds at Google.

A Watermelon Jasmine macaron, $3, for summer at Jessica Banh’s Fancy Flavors Bakeshop in San Jose’s Westgate West shopping center. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

By that point, Banh knew

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