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About Us: About

About Us

How It Started

About Us

The passion for baking started very early... and it has never left. The Founder and our top creative mastermind, April Marie was born in June of 1979. Her mother would say that she was impossible to keep out of the kitchen and her passion and love for creating with food was evident at an early age.

Today

The Estates Bakery has earned our positive reputation and repeat clientele by consistently providing genuine customer care and exceptional products, in both taste and design.

Each custom cake is handcrafted and unique to you and your event.

All products are made with quality premium ingredients, love and are infused with a homemade taste that will have you ordering again and again. 

We look forward to creating something amazing for your special event.

Create a space that employs others with limitations or barriers on a project basis.

Become a place of employment that highlights and honors what each individual brings to the table. We all have something to offer and can make an impact in the world regardless of our difference in ability. 

Bring more awareness to living and thriving with chronic pain and disability. Writing and speaking about the journey to grow through what we were forced to go through.

 

Own a Mobile Bakery Food Truck

Future Plans

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April Marie
Journey Back to Passion and Purpose

I was certain that I belonged to the corporate world and that baking was reserved for fun with family and friends. I focused all of my ambition and energy into climbing the corporate ladder for many years.

Then in 2015, I suffered an overuse injury (RSI) in my right arm and wrist. I continued to work for eighteen months causing additional damage. Following all sorts of treatments it was determined that the limb was not likely to recover. My focus then changed from hoping and waiting to heal, to the management of the pain and the loss of function for the long term. I began exploring for new ways to do things I used to enjoy and finding ways to have joy return to my life. The kitchen and baking became my happy place.

I discovered how to live my best life while dealing with disability, chronic pain and flare-ups. I often wear compression and a custom brace to assist my compromised arm. I have had to learn how to pace myself, work within my capacity, rely on my amazing teammates and to delegate and use alternative tools and techniques in order to keep baking and creating edible art whilst honoring my body's limitations.

I am incredibly grateful to have returned to my first passion, for the creative outlet, purpose and positive affirmation it provides me. I am differently-abled than I once was; but I can still create something beautiful to contribute to this world.

 

Broken Wax Crayons Still Colour... The Estates Bakery is my living example.

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Preferred Collaborator

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Absolutely amazing floral arrangements made with quality, organic, locally grown product. Jenni is cheerful, prompt, professional and a pleasure to deal with!

www.countryloveblooms.com

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Preferred Collaborator

ONOWAY'S HANDMADE MARKET & DECOR

Proud to have select products available at this fabulous shop, joining an array of talented local vendors. Something for everyone, with new things coming in often. Always a warm welcome. 

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Preferred Collaborator

WEST OF THE 5TH PROMOTIONS

The Estates Bakery can be found at the majority of the market events organized by West of the 5th promotions. Dillion Clarke does a tremendous job to ensure that each event is meticulously planned and executed. The result is a great experience for vendors and the public alike.

westofthe5thpromotions@gmail.com

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Team Highlight

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Maybelyn

Social Media Manager

Maybelyn holds a very important position and is an essential and loved member of The Estates Bakery Team. She has an amazing spirit and is dedicated to creating quality work. Maybelyn has a great eye for  photography and art and does a fantastic job of representing the bakery across various social media platforms. She creates beautiful and consistent brand specific content that connects us effectively and authentically with the public.

Thank you Maybelyn! 

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