Behind the Scenes at The Rolling Pin Bakery, Hope BC

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Good morning! If you are anything like me, you love to travel and explore new places. One of the most exciting ways to do this is by hitting the open road with your very own RV. Not only does it provide you with the freedom to explore at your own pace, but it also allows you to experience life on the road like never before. Today, I want to take you behind the scenes at The Rolling Pin Bakery in Hope, BC, where I had the pleasure of spending time in the kitchen with Brent and Cara, two of the creative brains behind their creations.

Three of the staff at the Rolling Pin Bakery in Hope, BC (left to right) - Mel, Brent, Cara

When I arrived at the bakery, the first thing I noticed was the sweet aroma of freshly baked goods wafting through the air. Brent, the baker, greeted me with a warm smile and introduced me to the inner workings of the bakery. He started his shift at midnight, ensuring that everything was prepared for the day ahead. The bakery produces an impressive number of donuts each day, with over 300 on average, but during the summer months, this number could rise to over 1,000!

After rising, the donut dough is cut into four sections before it is gently patted to remove excess air and allowed to rest.

Cara, the donut maker and cake decorator, arrived at 4:00 am to help prepare the donuts for the day. Her job included decorating the donuts, icing them, and filling them. She also made cakes and cupcakes, and I was excited to learn that I would get to decorate some of the cakes with her that day. Cara started working at the bakery in 2015, originally slicing bread, but her role evolved as the bakery became busier during the summer months.

Cara shows Mel how to hold a cake spatula for icing a cake.

One of the things I love about The Rolling Pin Bakery was how they play with recipes and experiment with different ingredients. Brent and Cara were not afraid to try new things, and this resulted in some of the most delectable treats I have ever tasted. They had just come up with a new recipe for lemon loaf that I was excited to try, and it did not disappoint.

An experimental recipe for lemon loaf at The Rolling Pin Bakery in Hope, BC

As the day progressed, more staff arrived, and preparations began for the day ahead. Brent and Cara worked tirelessly to ensure that everything was ready, including the famous Brookies, a chocolate chip cookie baked inside a brownie. It was fascinating to watch them work with such efficiency and attention to detail, ensuring that everything was perfect.

Brookies are a cookie baked into a brownie. Pictured here, the peanut butter (front) and chocolate chip (back) brookies when removed from the oven at The Rolling Pin Bakery in Hope, BC.

One of the most impressive things about The Rolling Pin Bakery was the sheer size of everything. The oven was bigger than a minivan and had five racks on the inside that rotated like a ferris wheel. Brent explained that they once baked 1,500 buns in a day, and the delectable treats sold out almost immediately.

The oven at the Rolling Pin Bakery in Hope, BC

As my time at The Rolling Pin Bakery came to an end, I felt incredibly grateful to have had the opportunity to go behind the scenes and learn more about what goes into creating these incredible treats. Brent and Cara's passion for their craft was evident in every pastry, every donut, and every cake. It was a joy to watch them work, and I left feeling inspired by their dedication and creativity.

A wide selection of donuts available at the Rolling Pin Bakery in Hope, BC.

In conclusion, traveling with an RV can provide you with the freedom to explore new places and experience life on the road like never before. And when you find yourself in Hope, BC, be sure to stop by The Rolling Pin Bakery to indulge in some of the most delectable treats you will ever taste.

The Rolling Pin Bakery in Hope BC: A Must-Visit Destination

While traveling with your RV can be an adventure in and of itself, there’s nothing like discovering hidden gems along the way. Whether it’s a local diner, a scenic overlook, or a charming bakery, these stops can add an extra element of excitement and wonder to your journey. One such destination that you don’t want to miss is The Rolling Pin Bakery in BC. Here’s why:

1. Unique and Delicious Treats

A unique pastry, called the pineapple crunch, made at The Rolling Pin Bakery in Hope, BC. Layers of bavarian custard, whipped cream, and pineapple sandwiched in puff pastry.

The Rolling Pin Bakery stands out for its mouth-watering treats that are baked fresh daily. From classic pastries to creative and innovative sweet treats, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

2. Warm and Welcoming Atmosphere

The Rolling Pin Bakery in Hope, BC is a family owned business.

In addition to its delectable treats, The Rolling Pin Bakery has a cozy and inviting atmosphere that makes visitors feel right at home. Whether you’re grabbing one, or two, of their famous sausage rolls on the way to work or placing an order for a special cake, the bakery’s friendly staff make this family owned bakery a welcoming space to enjoy.

3. Location, Location, Location

A s'more made with a glazed donut from The Rolling Pin Bakery in Hope, BC

The Rolling Pin Bakery is located in the charming town of Hope, BC, which offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventure and exploration. From hiking trails to fishing, there’s something for every nature lover in this beautiful town. Plus, with its proximity to the Coquihalla campground, The Rolling Pin Bakery makes for an easy stop for RVer’s to pick up some treats to enjoy around the campfire.  

In conclusion, traveling with an RV allows you to experience new destinations and discover hidden gems like The Rolling Pin Bakery in BC. Whether you’re searching for scenic vistas or delicious treats, traveling with an RV opens up a world of adventure waiting to be explored. With some careful planning and a sense of adventure, you can create memories that will last a lifetime.

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