Posted on November 9, 2011
West Coast Cakery Has Arrived!
When I was a little girl, there was a quaint bakery – complete with wood paneling and tufted vinyl seats – on 5th Street in Courtenay. It has long since closed its doors, but at the height of its popularity, visits to the Courtenay Bakery were a frequent part of my childhood.
Photo: Omid Tavallai on Flickr
My dad would bring my brother and I to the Courtenay Bakery for an after-school treat at least once a week, usually in the company of our grandparents. With my nose pressed firmly against the glass, I’d marvel at the never-ending treats before always settling on my favourite: a glass of milk and a sugar-and-cinnamon donut.
Whether it was our visits to the Courtenay Bakery or helping my mom make apple crisp in the kitchen, a love of all things baking was instilled in me from an early age. I’ve long been able to whip up a batch of chewy, gooey cookies off the top of my head and no recipe is ever too intimidating for me to give my best shot to.
Sometimes there is no gift that’s more appreciated than food – especially food of the baked variety. I often tote cupcakes, pie or other delicate delights when visiting friends or to offer a token of thanks. In recent years it’s gotten to the point where my baked goods are requested, so I’ve decided to take my love of baking one step further. After much encouragement from a few much-loved friends and family, I’ve started to offer my baked goods in a more “official” capacity.
I want to proudly present my newest side project: West Coast Cakery – an easy way to get your mitts on my home-baked cookies, cupcakes, pies and cakes. It’s my style of baking with my style of branding. All orders can be customized, made organic or sugar-free and yes… I’m currently taking Christmas orders for within the Comox Valley!