We knew our lives would change when 13 years ago we decided to devote our lives and a meagre inheritance to the building of our tiny rolling oven but never did we picture ourselves as proprietors of a full scale bakery with walls, no less!
Our early vision of a Big Island baking circuit hit an immediate snag when we towed little Mathilda (as in Waltzing) onto the Parker School grounds to help found the Waimea Town Market. The reception for our fresh, hot bread was staggering and we soon knew tiny Mathilda could never meet the demand of even one town let alone the 4four districts we had thought to supply. By year two a second oven with twice the capacity (20 loaves at a time) was ordered and built outdoors, under the eaves of the Tropical Dreams Ice Cream factory. And we still couldn’t feed our fans.