I am passionate about preparing and eating good food that is made at, or at least close, to home. Where possible, I use free range, local, and organic ingredients.
I have been active in the kitchen for as long as I can remember and had the opportunity to learn recipes and techniques from many special people including my grandma, nana and mother. My products are inspire by traditional family recipes and my love of taking time out for tea in the afternoon.
Heather from Heather and Hunny has been creating unique cakes and cupcakes since early 2010 and after a successful summer Market debut, she will be back at the Tri-Cities Community Baker’s Market starting on October 1st. Heather and Hunny specializes in children’s birthday cakes and custom wedding cakes. Some of Heather and Hunny’s flavour creations include Strawberry Daquiri, Passion Fruit, Raspberry Tiramisu and Root Beer Float. There’s nothing conventional about these cupcakes!
Not in the mood for a full cupcake? No worries! Grab a cakepop in one of Heather and Hunny’s delicious flavours. All Market visitors will be eligible for a special offer of 10% off their first custom cake order or buy one dozen cupcakes, get one dozen free. Be sure to pick up a special offer postcard at the Market.
Heather and Hunny also offers baking for vegan diets, diabetics and celiac diets. One or two vegan options will be available at each Market date; reduced sugar and gluten free cakes and cupcakes can be created upon special order.
Maria’s been in the kitchen ever since she can remember. A fond memory is that of her mother placing her up on a chair and handing her a wooden spoon to help create her famous Ciambellone (translated from Italian - Giant Donut). It is a delicious Italian style Marble Bunt Cake which will be available at the Market. Of course at the time, licking the spoon was her favorite part, but now it’s seeing the joyous smiles after someone has bitten into one of her yummy treats.
Maria created La Gioia Events in 2007 and has been creating beautiful events ever since. As a one-stop-shop for all event needs, she also creates sweet treats. Keeping to her roots, she, with dear friend Marzia, bring a piece of Italia to Canada. Pizzelle, Cantucci, and Bisciola just to name a few dolce (sweet) treats along with savoury dishes like pizza bianca, foccaccia and torta salata.
La Gioia Events also creates yummy Gift Baskets and Cookies in a Jar, for all special occasions. Some of our clients consist of local Realtors, Dental Offices and Lawyers who use this service for their clients as a yummy Thank You treat.
Maria and Marzia are very excited to be a part of the market and are looking forward to seeing you there.
I WAS BORN IN URUGUAY, SOUTH AMERICA, I GOT MY FIRST RECIPIE BOOK FROM MY GRANDMA WHEN I WAS A CHILD; SINCE THEN MY PASSION FOR BAKING HASN’T STOPPED UNTIL THESE DAYS, ALLWAYS MAKING CAKES AND TREATS FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY.
I ENJOY MAKING PASTRIES THAT ARE TIPICAL WHERE I COME FROM, LIKE ALFAJORES (ALFAHORES), A TREAT YOU CAN‘T IGNORE IF YOU TRAVEL SOUTH, BUTI ALSOGET INSPIRED BY LOCAL AND EUROPEAN BAKING, I HAD GRANDPARENTS FROM SPAIN AND FRANCE, THEIR BAKING TIPS ARE STILL USED IN MY KITCHEN TODAY.
I’MVERY EXCITED TO PARTICIPATE INTHE MARKET AND MY WISH IS THAT MY PASTRIES AND CAKES ARE ENJOYED BY EVERYBODY.
Handworks Coffee Studio was established in 2011 by Mas Fujinaga who has an extensive background in brewing coffee both in North America and Japan. Their coffee is brewed using unique methods from Japan, not typically found in North America. Unique hand-brewing methods are used to prepare both hot and cold coffee. Hot coffee is brewed by using " Matsuya-Style" hand brewing method, while iced coffee is brewed by using " Cold Water Brew " method. One of the goals of Handworks Coffee Studio is to provide a healthier coffee alternative for our customers. We strongly believe that a passionate cup of coffee can make people happy.
Our menu is quite simple, please refer to our website for more information.