Tree change couple take over Kent Street Bakery
A FORMER pathology worker and a baker have made a tree change to Maryborough to take over the Kent Street Bakery.
Matthew and Sarah Fitzgerald celebrated their first month as new owners of the store on Monday after moving from the New South Wales central coast.
The pair have introduced made-to-order cakes for birthdays and special occasions in their first weeks at the bakery.
Mrs Fitzgerald said one of the most popular moves was introducing fresh cream to their new range of products.
"That was one of the first things we changed," she said.
Mrs Fitzgerald said the most popular sellers among the new products included peanut butter balls and a donut-style treats dubbed heart attacks.
Taking over the successful bakery was a learning curve for the former blood collector, but she said her and her husband loved Maryborough when they first began looking at buying the business.
"It's got a really nice feel to it," she said. "We wanted to get away from the fast-paced lifestyle."
Mrs Fitzgerald said the business, in the centre of the Maryborough CBD, had been going well since they took over.