Owner and baker Robin Shoemaker moved the bakery that she founded in 2001 in King to Winston-Salem in December. Shoemaker grew up in Winston-Salem but has lived in King for many years. She had been looking for a larger space for her bakery for some time when Mike Coe, a friend and the former owner of the Trade Street building, told her about the vacancy. The space had been several bakeries and coffee shops in the past, including Sweet Aromaz, Atelier and Chelsee’s.
In fact, Shoemaker used to sell baked goods to Chelsee’s coffee shop years ago. Shoemaker makes a wide variety of sweets, including cakes, pies, brownies, tarts and cookies. Many Winston-Salem residents know her from the eclairs and other baked goods she sells each fall in Yesterday Village at the Dixie Classic Fair (recently renamed Carolina Classic Fair). “A lot of people will come by and get my eclairs or pumpkin bread or something during those 10 days,” Shoemaker said.