Elise Smith is the owner and head baker of WinniE’s Bakery. With a passion for baking, a need to share her delectable creations, and a entrepreneurial spirit, she started WinniE’s Bakery in 2012. The “Winnie” in WinniE’s Bakery comes from one of the single greatest influences in her life, her maternal grandmother Winifred, aka “Nana.” That’s where it all started for Elise. Her Nana was a baker, floral designer, decorator, and event planner. The rest is history.
WinniE’s Bakery works to create unique, unforgettable, and divinely sweet baked goods to be enjoyed. With conscious intention in the selection and use of the finest ingredients, Elise strives to use sustainable ingredients. She practices in her kitchen by buying local, organic, and fairly-sourced goods as often as possible.
WinniE’s Bakery stands apart with a natural, wholesome, and authentic sensibility. What Elise loves most about baking is that it is one of the purest, yet most engaging acts to convey love.
Elise is a lover of life, with a passionate spirit. In her spare time, you can find her either in her kitchen concocting delectable creations for the next dinner party with her closest family and friends or perhaps reading anything by her favorite author Sarah Addison Allen or onto her next adventure. Elise loves to travel and discover, whether something as small as discovering a new local coffee shop or as grand as traveling to Italy’s Tuscan country.
Winnie was a baker, floral designer, and art teacher. She raised 3 children with the love of her life, her husband, Marion. She lived a colorful life filled with the love of family, friends, great recipes, food and memories.