The most delicious smells come from our in-store bakery with fresh breads and rolls all morning, homemade hot lunch and dinner specials, plus creative pies, cupcakes, decorated cakes for all occasions, desserts and cookies. This full service bakery is up for any request and happy to cater to customer requests.
Donut Day is every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, fresh made in our kitchen. Pre-order if you would like donuts for your next office party. We also make donut birthday cakes!
Presidents Choice - Farmers Market
Along with our homemade baking , we are pleased to also carry the President’s Choice every-expanding line of Farmers Market pies, muffins, tarts, squares, cakes and gluten free baked items.
All pre-ordered cakes are baked fresh for each order and decorated specifically for each event. We don’t have pre-made cakes on display or ready to take home as we prepare cakes for each customer. So its necessary to give at least 3 day’s notice by calling the store and talking with Gail or one of the bakers. Cakes range in price from $20 to $75 and feed from 5 people to 50 people. We can bake chocolate, vanilla, lemon or marble cakes and add in a filing of strawberries, raspberries, lemon, chocolate or buttercream filling.
Assorted Cookie Plate - can be made to any size and includes 4-8 different kinds of cookies $1.75 per person
Assorted Plate of Squares - can be made to any size and includes 4 squares per person with 4-8 different kinds of squares $2.00 per person
Tray of Mixed Sweets - can be made to any size and includes tarts, cookies, brownies, squares and fruit garnish $2.50 per person
Our Awesome Team of Bakers
Dianne and Kathy are our cheerful creative bakers. Every day they are challenged with coming up with creative ways to use up produce and other perishables within the store that might not be up to our standards to sell. They constantly try to predict how many loaves of bread and how many dozen dinner rolls to bake, and what to put in the bakery display to tempt our customers’ sweet tooth.
Dianne has worked for 25 years as a Food Service Supervisor managing the kitchen operation and staffing of kitchens at local nursing homes. She is an excellent cook and baker and we were thrilled when she wanted to venture into something new and work part time at the store. Dianne is our Christmas cake and pudding baker making fruit cakes, gumdrop cake and carrot pudding using the very old recipes developed by the ladies of the Dobbinton United Church. Dianne begins her cake baking in early November and lets them age in the refrigerator. All of the cakes and puddings sell quickly once we announce they are ready and receive numerous compliments that these taste just their mother used to make. Of course, these are very old recipes, without additives or fillers.
Kathy Padfield joined our team in late 2018 and has fit right in, learning all our store recipes. Kathy comes from a farm near Dobbinton. She always has a smile on her face and we get to try some of her family recipes as well.