Our Story

Melrose Bakery opened November 11th, 1957.  My grandparents Peter and Willie started our family bakery with authentic Dutch recipes.  May father Fred began operating the business in 1969.  Today, I still use those same great recipes. 

Our Business

Since 1957 our wedding cake business has grown incredibly.  Brides and grooms are embracing the long time tradition of cutting the cake and feeding one another.  It is also an opportunity to create, with our help, a one-of a kind cake that truly speaks to their individual personalities and adds a personal touch to the party! While some couples still prefer to stick with the traditional and ornate cakes we used to do back in the day, more and more we are seeing unexpected colours, custom designs, tiers of cupcakes or even cakes with no icing at all.  Whatever your idea or vision we will do our best to create your dream cake.

We offer free cake tastings by appointment here at the bakery.  These tastings give the bride and groom a chance to sit down with one of our decorators and try some of our delicious cake.  We also get a chance to look at pictures you may have brought along, show you what we have been doing in our showroom and answer any questions you might have.  We are happy to help any couple, whether your budget is big or small.  There's always a way to create a beautiful, great tasting cake to serve to your guests.

Our cake skills don’t stop at wedding cakes. We make a variety of specialty cakes for any occasion.  Every week customers come to us with ideas for cakes that are new and exciting. It is not just buttercream cakes for birthdays anymore.  We are seeing more and more people getting fancy fondant cakes for  birthdays, anniversaries, showers, corporate events, baptisms, christenings and cakes smashes. We are happy to chat with any customer who wants something original for their next party.

Whether you are deciding to go ahead and plan a specialty cake with us or you would rather stick with a tried and true buttercream cake, we can assure you that you won’t be disappointed.  Our great tasting cakes and Melrose original buttercream icing set us apart from the rest.  Come to the bakery anytime and have a look around.  You won’t be disappointed.

If cake is not your thing don’t worry because Melrose offers a variety of other treats to tempt your taste buds. We are still baking from the original recipes daily to fill the store with fresh danish, strudel, cream puffs, cookies and other dutch treats.  Whether it is cakes, cupcakes or pastries, one taste and you will be hooked!