In 2016, she was ready for retirement and she passed her dream on to Karen and the Fry family. Karen spent 25 years in marketing before deciding to pursue her own dream of owning a bakery. She has been gluten free for over 45 years and has been baking since she was old enough to turn on the oven, but the idea for a bakery really got its start when her family started making gluten free baked goods for school events. All those years of experimenting with gluten free baking paid off when people starting asking where they could buy her cookies. Her children helped her open a home based business but it quickly became apparent they needed a bigger space. When Karen met Azar, she knew that adding her recipes to Azar’s and expanding Dream Bakery to offer even more specialty items would be a winning combination.
The bakery has continued to grow and by 2018 we literally had too many cooks in the kitchen – so when we had the opportunity to move to a larger location in Wells Branch, we took it! We expanded our menu to include low carb keto friendly options in 2019 and in January 2021 we evolved our pastry menu to be entirely gluten free (and keto, which is naturally gluten free when made with clean ingredients) in order to provide celiac friendly options. We are very grateful for the support from the local community and look forward to meeting more of you soon!