Crumbs Cakery has moved up the highway and planted its roots in Sparwood’s Centennial Square.
Amy Cardozo, co-owner of the popular bakery says it feels great to amalgamate the place where they live with the business they love.
“To be back, everything at home, is just such an incredible feeling,” she said.
Previously located downtown Fernie for the past four years, the couple decided to move their business to Sparwood.
Prior to having a storefront in Fernie, the family cooked out of the basement strictly on custom orders from friends. Even before this, Amy’s cooking started when she was pregnant with her fourth child.
“I craved cake when I was pregnant with her, all the time, I just wanted cake,” she said.
One night Amy had an idea; how cool would it be if she could make her daughter a tall princess cake. With practice, she eventually taught herself how, and quickly word spread of her skill as a baker.
“I fell in love with it; like, I really love doing this,” she said.
Together with her husband Jeremy Gibson, they run the business, which now operates Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. until 2 p.m., out of Funky Pizza building, which opens at 3.
Asked what it was like owning a bakery in a small town, Cardozo compared it to a Hallmark Christmas movie.
The building, which is labeled as the home of Funky Pizza, belongs to her father and step mother. Although her father is now retired, he has been coming into the shop in the morning to spend time with Amy, help her with dishes, and have a morning coffee together.
“I felt like, the last four and a half years in Fernie, we just haven’t had that time together because I was so busy with that, the kids, hockey…” said Amy. “So now, we spend every morning. It’s (special).”
Crumbs has made a name for itself with their soup and sandwiches, but they also produce Jamaican curry patty’s, pot pies, baked goods, power salad bowls, and more. Amy’s heritage, Jamaican and Cree, has inspired much of her cooking. Working to combine basic comfort food with ethnic spices is how they have created their own unique dishes.
Their new space also offers a much larger space to eat in. Visit it for yourself at 113 Centennial Square, Sparwood.