Store within the Heartland for the Holidays: The Kelowna Bakery
EKLHORN, Neb (KMTV) – Delicious desserts are always a well thought-out and tasty Christmas present. But if you don’t have time to bake this year and still want to have a treat that tastes homemade, 3 News Now host Serese Cole tells us about an Kelowna bakery with a unique twist.
A dream come true for Michelle Kaiser.
“My dream is to keep baking,” said Kaiser.
Michelle owns the Kelowna Bakery.
It just opened a second location in Elkhorn in October.
She makes about 200 dozen cinnamon rolls a week.
“People like them for Christmas, so a lot of people will buy them,” she said.
That’s just one of their specialties.
She’s making a chocolate pound cake with chocolate buttercream frosting. Their caramel banana cake is also popular.
Cheeks are in their genes. Half of their sweets are family recipes.
“Our sugar biscuit recipe has been in the family for over a hundred years. It’s my great-grandmother’s recipe and my grandmother’s icing recipe,” Kaiser said.
Michelle’s delicious desserts earned her an invitation to take part in the Food Network’s baking championship.
She didn’t win.
“Duff Goldman said I had the best cheesecake he ever had – and that’s my right to fame,” she joked.
But when Michelle saw the show on TV again, her life changed.
“I knew I had to do something to improve my health because I was struggling and I started keto on July 9, 2019,” Kaiser said.
Since then, Michelle has lost nearly 150 pounds and improved her health.
That wasn’t the only change.
She also became a keto pastry chef.
“About a year ago we were just crazy about keto. We make a low-carb bread with less than one carbohydrate per slice,” she said.
What’s so unique about this bakery – entire sections are keto. No sugar, no gluten. And low carb.
“We make over two thousand keto donuts a week and make thousands of breads,” Kaiser said.
“We make cheesecakes, cakes, and all of these are healthy options for people, whether they’re diabetic or living the keto lifestyle – or they just want something clean and healthy,” she added.
“I’m getting a cake for my wife’s birthday at the last minute,” said Dan Seder.
He knew exactly where to go.
“My birthday was in October and she got a cake here and it was great and I just remembered that I was supposed to be run by The Kelowna Bakery,” added Seder.
That’s all Michelle wants for Christmas.
“It’s just a great feeling to know that we can bake for everyone and accommodate for everyone,” said Kaiser.
Treats for anyone who wants them …
“It means a lot to me when people shop and support us.”
And customers who keep coming back through their doors.
If your family loves warm pastries on a cold Christmas morning, you can buy Michelle’s cinnamon rolls – to take away and bake. Then all you have to do is heat it up on Christmas Day. You can find these delicious rolls and more in either of the store’s two locations in Kelowna and Elkhorn.