When you stop into Holland Farms Bakery & Deli, one thing you’re sure to notice right away is our display case filled with beautifully decorated cakes, cupcakes and treats. Behind these designs is Sheila Albro, lead cake decorator at Holland Farms.
Sheila has worked at Holland Farms for two and a half years, but she’s been decorating cakes for more than 12 years. “My mom and sister are both cake decorators, so I grew up with it,” Sheila said. As part of her responsibilities at Holland Farms, Sheila works directly with clients to help them create the custom cake of their dreams, as well as creating numerous cake and cupcake designs which are sold daily in the bakery case.
Sheila said that she produces 30 to 40 cakes on a daily basis that are displayed and sold in the bakery case, as well as hundreds of cupcakes each week. One of the main highlights of working at Holland Farms for Sheila is the ability to put her imagination to work. “Here, I have the freedom to be as creative as I want,” she said. “I especially love getting creative with the cupcakes.”
Sheila enjoys working directly with baker Mark Scott on new cake and cupcake creations, as well as the rest of the staff at Holland Farms. “The staff here at Holland Farms is a close-knit group of people. It’s almost a family atmosphere.” Although she is surrounded by her own delectable creations all day, Sheila says her preferred Holland Farms treat is a seasonal favorite. “I love our Dutch almond sticks, which are available during the holidays.”
Sheila makes her home in Vernon Center with her husband and two children. An added perk to working with sweet treats all day? “When I get home my kids follow me around smiling – they love that I smell like frosting!”