I bake Gluten and dairy free baked goods such as Sugar cookies, Chocolate chip cookies, Shortbread cookies, Pies and Tarts, Eclares, Cupcakes, Birthday cakes and some custom orders.
I started baking for myself a long time ago but started baking for others in December 2019 Christmas time.
I am celiac and am dairy-intolerant so I wanted to give others baked goods that taste like "the real thing" without the complications that come with dietary restrictions. My motivation was to bring joy, peace of mind and deliciousness to people who needed special food like me.
I love making my Sugar cookies. I make a variety of designs and shapes for many holidays and occasions. I've made:
What are you doing when you're not creating?
I plan ahead for the year of baking and perfect or create new recipes to share. I am also a full time RECE (daycare teacher) and seamstress on the side.
I work on my creations in my home in Peterborough, Ontario
How do you occupy your mind while working?
I do enjoy some upbeat music and some singing while I work, hence my name "TheSingingSeamstress34"
Where do you get your inspiration?
I get inspired by Pinterest, Facebook, Marketplace, YouTube, cook books and family.
It takes alot of time to get everything just right so a lot of work is put into the process of making all the desserts. It's alot of commitment and dedication to make treats taste great that are tricky to make.
What memorable responses have you had to your work?
For my eclaires I've gotten so many great reviews stating that "They are the closest thing to a real eclaire that I've ever had".
For my pecan tarts I've had several people say that they are the absolute best tarts they've had hands down -- even stating the fact that they couldn't tell they were gluten and dairy free.
Huge feel good compliments and love.
I create every custom piece as close to what my customers ask for when they order cakes, cupcakes, sugar cookies and anything else that can be customized. I also make all my baked goods a fair price that is very competitive with other brands, even ones that aren't gluten-free or dairy-free!
I sell my creations on Marketplace and some groups I'm joined with on Facebook as well as my Facebook page called The SingingSeamstress34 which is linked here
Meet Melissa Purchase and buy her delicious baked sweets at the Peterborough Public Library on November 12th, 10am-2pm and 347 Burnham St., Dec 3rd from 10am-2pm!