our bakery

Nestled in the heart of Corydon Village, our bakery is a cute and cozy spot to drop in for a sweet treat and cup of java. In the summer time we are open late on weekends so come for dessert! Our patio is warm, nicely shaded and the perfect spot to meet up with a friend and enjoy our freshly brewed iced tea. We have a cooler stocked full of cupcakes, macarons, cookies, bars, and cakes on a daily basis. We welcome you to drop in and try a treat. Eat in or take out! 

2-709 Corydon Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba


our owner


Owner Alareen Doherty started designing cakes as a hobby after graduating as a nurse in 2011. After her signature buttercream and creative cake designs became a hit among family and friends, Alareen founded Buttercream by Alareen; a company whose mission is to create custom edible works of art that will not only look good but taste amazing too! 

Alareen started her business out of her own kitchen and quickly realized a commercial kitchen was needed to support her rapidly growing business; specifically to fill wedding orders. She found a space in a community kitchen in downtown Winnipeg in 2014 and shared it amongst other local entrepreneurs. In exchange for rent, Alareen found the opportunity to take on a management role in the kitchen. From there she was able decrease her hours as a full time nurse to a casual nurse. The role as kitchen manager helped her understand the ins and outs of running a commercial kitchen and a year and half later she took the plunge and opened her own commercial bakery in June of 2016. 

Alareen's passion for caring as well as for art have fueled her drive to run her bakery as well as continue to nurse. Today, she still works casually at St.Boniface Hospital in the NICU and works full time as head decorator and business owner of Buttercream By Alareen. Her dream? To be creative for a living, no matter what it takes!

A word from our owner

Life as I know it, is full of opportunity. And when opportunity knocks, my door is always open! My experience in decorating cakes is that the gift of a cake can really make someone smile and so it dawned on me, I could make people smile professionally? Opportunity? I think so! And so, I began my journey in entrepreneurship! The road has been bumpy both personally and professionally as anyone who starts a business empty handed can expect. However, the growth of the business each year and the support I receive from from my fellow Winnipegers is beyond rewarding. I am a self taught cake decorator and work to continue to grow my skills as a cake decorator on a daily basis. I love the challenge our clients bring to us and I love the challenge of entrepreneurship. Every day is different, and I look forward to seeing what the future unfolds both professionally & personally. Please follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to watch our story of custom cake making unfold!