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Maddy Bear, a 2021 Black Plate Award finalist, is on a mission is to spread joy through baking, especially to those whose food sensitivities can make them feel left out. At 9 years old, Maddy Bear was diagnosed with a milk allergy. At school functions, birthday parties, and friends' houses, she had to sit out and watch the other kids enjoy sweet treats. Her struggles inspired her to use her baking knowledge (she's been in the kitchen since she was 2) to start creating dairy-free baked goods. Over time, she learned that cookies are her favorite thing to make. She also started to develop recipes for other allergies/preferences.
Maddy Bear baked so many cookies that her mom started giving away her cookies on a local free site. Maddy Bear called it her "Cookie Sleigh." The cookies were so well-received that neighbors asked to pay for more! That is how Maddy Bear Bakes was born. Maddy Bear's sister, Mariah, joined her as her business grew to do all things logistical, communication, and design. Now, the sisters are working together, after school and on weekends, to grow the business that they love. Maddy Bear currently bakes cookies and makes edible dough jars that are dairy-free, gluten-free and/or fully vegan. As a company, Maddy Bear Bakes remains committed to inclusivity for all kids, with a focus on keeping high-quality, allergy-friendly treats affordable.
Even if you don't have an allergy or preference, you will love Maddy Bear's soft, delicious cookies. Please stay tuned for more on this journey!
*Disclaimer: Maddy Bear is an 12 year old baker who is safe food handler certified and overseen by a certified Food Protection Manager. As an allergic person, she is highly careful about avoiding cross-contamination. However, at this point the business is too small to have dedicated lines. We hope to be able to make that move very soon! While our cleaning routine is rigorous and we vet our ingredients constantly, at this time we cannot guarantee that trace levels of cross-contamination do not occur.
What type of cookies do we offer?
Maddy Bear bakes drop cookies and makes edible dough jars. All cookies are dairy-free, but also come fully vegan or gluten-free. Check out our menu to order cookies. We can add whatever type of fun topping you'd like - just reach out!
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