We were SO excited for our Vendor Talk this week! Why you ask? Because it involves cupcakes, and eating cupcakes, need I say more?
We had the pleasure of visiting Cheslea Froese the owner of Kings Bake Shop on Main Street in Kingsville. You can’t help but have a smile on your face the second you walk into this adorable bakery. It’s so modern, chic, and full of so many delicious treats!
Q: How were you introduced to this industry?
A: With my Easy Bake oven when I was a child, and I worked in bakeries growing up!
Q: Tell us a little bit about you and where the design for Kings Bake Shop came from.
A: I grew up in Toronto, and moved to Kingsville in 2016. I wanted it to be an expression of myself, and bring a little bit of Toronto into Kingsville.
Q: What is your favourite thing that you make?
A: Macarons, or cookie dough! It makes all of my clients happy to see a rainbow of macarons, and a bowl full of edible cookie dough. Their eyes always light up!
Q: Do you have Vegan and Gluten-Free options?
A: Yes! We are always working on more things to add to the shop also.
Q: Where do you pull your design/creative inspiration from?
A: I pull from a lot of childhood memories; Such as kids cereal! We have fruit loop macarons, cinnamon toast crunch, and count chocula goodies! For cupcakes I make cupcakes that I always wanted as a kid, and couldn’t find! My current favourite trends are also geometric patterns and incorporating those designs into cakes.
Q: What are current Cake trends?
A: Minimal cakes are in, and gold! Such as naked cakes, white with gold designs, etc.
Q: What is the process for booking a Wedding Cake, or a Cake for a large Event (also other goodies)?
A: We start with a consultation with the couple. We go through what kind of cake they want/need, how many people it needs to feed, get to know them, etc. Then they are invited to a after hours cake testing here at the bakery. You get to sample five different cake flavours with two guests, with a glass of champagne! It’s such a fun way to have a cake tasting!
Q: What is your approximate cost for an Event Cake?
A: Every cake is different depending on what exactly the client wants. Our cakes generally range from $100-$600.
Thank you so much for having us, Cheslea! We absolutely loved spending some time in your adorable bakery, and can’t wait to come back and eat more treats! Go visit you won’t be disappointed! Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday: 10am to 7pm
Sunday - Monday: Closed
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