One of the true gems of the South Central United States, Quincy Bake Shop operates as a scratch bakery in central Oklahoma City, specializing in premium ingredients to mix nostalgic flavors in creative and unique packages. From custom one-offs to daily wholesale orders, the bakery takes pride in delicious products, consistency, and customer satisfaction.
Owner Trisha O’Donoghue was born and raised in Oklahoma. After training at the French Pastry School in Chicago, she worked for nine years with some of the best bakers and pastry chefs in the city.
Her merchandising strategies begin with a sharp focus on the elegance and deliciousness of her products. “We like our pastry case to be full and have lots of different levels of pastry stands and plates. We want the customers to really buy with their eyes.”
O’Donoghue founded Quincy Bake Shop from her home in January 2019; the brick and mortar has been open since August 2020, O’Donoghue explains. “We have quadrupled our revenue since our first year. We went from zero wholesale clients to having our product sold in 10 other coffee shop locations.
The bakery specializes in unique specialties such as Swedish cardamom buns (kardamummabullar) and “are the only bakery in OKC who make them. We also make delicious Kouign Amann, a flaky classic French pastry that few bakers can master.”
Quincy Bake Shop’s celebration cakes also help the bakery stand out “Not only are our cakes made from scratch, but they are moist and delicious,” O’Donoghue points out. “Our cake frosting is also one that no one else in the city makes. It’s a European style, cooked buttercream that is creamy and not overly sweet – a perfect companion to our cake flavors.”
Looking ahead, O’Donoghue sees her biggest opportunity would be to level up kitchen space and put their shelf-stable product products like fruit preserves in large grocery stores and specialty stores in the area.
“We’re hoping to be in a larger kitchen,” she says, “and have another retail space with more wholesale clients.”