Bakeshop Boss + Cupcake Connoisseur
Self-trained, Owner and Operator, Justine Martin, started For Heaven’s Bake Sudbury in 2015 from her home kitchen. After 2 years of perfecting her processes, developing custom recipes, honing her skills and building a strong and loyal customer base, she opened Guilty Pleasures Bakeshop + Bar.
Justine’s passion for baking began during her childhood, when summer days regularly revolved around making pie… Mornings spent picking blueberries with Gramma, afternoons rolling dough and evenings sharing a slice (or two) with Papa. During university, inspired by shows like Ace of Cakes and Cake Boss, Justine started to get some serious practice in, making elaborate cakes and cupcakes at the request of friends and family.
Guilty Pleasures Bakeshop + Bar combines Justine’s love of decadent food and great wine. Running the bakeshop, she’s able to honour her analytical/business-minded side, while still indulging her creativity, crafting unique flavours and decorating distinctive cakes.
When the urge to indulge hits, Justine prefers savoury treats. That’s why she’s developed Guilty Pleasures’ signature flavours, which deviate from the classic chocolate and vanilla. Her all-time favourite is the Balsamic Fig cupcake with honey mascarpone frosting!
Aesthetic Architect + Brilliant Barista
As a contemporarily trained floral designer, Josée spent half a decade crafting stunning modern arrangements for weddings and other upscale events. These years of experience in the wedding industry allow her to quickly and easily determine which variety of floral accents will compliment each unique cake design.
With a profound love of all things coffee, Josée has also worked to hone her skills as a barista. Whether steaming up a frothy cappuccino, adorning a sleek cake with fresh florals, or frosting beautiful cupcakes, you can definitely find her in her element at the bakeshop.
Josée’s guiltiest pleasure would have to be our signature lavender vanilla latte.