Everyone Deserves Cake, Especially Kingston, Ontario!
Whether you need hundreds of cupcakes for a large event, or a dozen freshly-baked cookies for movie night at home – just let Melissa know. Birthdays, weddings, baby or bridal showers, bachelor/ette parties, classroom events, church functions, office celebrations, charity events or just about any holiday or theme you can think of – Melissa will work with you to create a package and price that will fit your celiac-safe needs.
About Melissa & the Bakery Backstory
- happyditty! bakery opened in May 2014 on gorgeous Vancouver Island, BC, and has relocated to tourist friendly Kingston, Ontario as of November 2018. In that time, I have been able to provide desserts for hundreds of birthdays, anniversaries, bridal showers, baby showers, class reunions, company events, church functions, school events, charity fundraisers, community celebrations, craft fairs, and weddings. I love getting involved with the community and getting to know each of my clients.
- I have been baking for 25+ years, both privately and professionally. Not only have I trained in both traditional frosting techniques and more modern fondant design, but I have also spent years cultivating my own unique recipes and styles. I use fresh ingredients, carefully decide on the best choices for each particular order, and choose locally sourced whenever available – especially for in-season fruits and vegetables! I am also happy to announce the official addition of my 17 year old apprentice, Noah! His natural baking abilities have far surpassed my expectations and he has an incredible talent for gluten free baking.
- Having been diagnosed with Celiac Disease myself, I have worked tirelessly to perfect delicious gluten free treats that still remain moist and flavourful. I am thrilled to be able to offer these to my clients, as well as wheat flour based treats. In fact, almost all allergies and dietary restrictions can be accommodated, as well, such as low sugar, low carb, dairy free, and/or vegan – just ask!
- What’s in a name? I am often asked about the name happyditty! Why all one word? Why an exclamation point? Our second youngest son, Niles, had a difficult time pronouncing the phrase “Happy Birthday” when he was very young – but what he lacked in pronunciation, he made up for in enthusiasm. This resulted in an adorable little red-headed two year old jubilantly screaming out “HAPPYDITTY” at every celebratory event. To him, that word meant happiness. When it came time to name the bakery, I wanted a word that would make people think of happy celebrations. Even though the young man moved on to proper pronunciation happyditty lives on just as it was – in our hearts and now our stomachs!