Sign up here for our Newsletter!

Lake Country gets infused with the flavour of France with new pastry shop

Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Mackenzie Maunder

A pastry chef is taking her love of French desserts to Lake Country with her new business Beat. Patisserie.

The pastry shop opened its doors for the first time last week at 11850 Oceola Rd.

Owner Mackenzie Maunder has worked in bakeries since she was 15 and fell in love with the French pastries while studying abroad at the restaurant Domaine Les Crayères in Reims, France, during her pastry chef program at George Brown College in Toronto.

“I fell in love with the city and the country. But there’s a lot of technique and layers and different textures and different styles you can do,” she said, adding the shop does a modern take on a Tiramisu.

READ MORE: RECIPE: This easy-peasy icebox cake has been a family favourite for decades

She also focuses on using local ingredients.

“I find it really important to support local businesses. In some of our products we use a Revelstoke whiskey, we’re using Okanagan Spirits Cherry Liquor in two of our products and getting local fruit from (Lake Country). We try to support local but bringing those flavours of France into the products as well,” she said.

The Cherries jubilee and Tiramisu 2.0 have been fan favourites so far, she said.

Shop hours are from Wednesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and they’ll be taking custom cake orders and other requests as well, she said.

“The customers have been very excited and have been watching this since day one, and some of them have said they needed this in the area,” she said.

Her favourite thing to make is the cakes as “you get to play with the flavours and the design,” she said.


To contact a reporter for this story, email Carli Berry or call 250-864-7494 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above.