Mammy’s Bakery, formerly of Damariscotta, has reopened in Wiscasset village. At the new location, Mammy’s offers everything from its Damariscotta menu, plus more traditional Italian entrees.
Inside the bakery at 100 Main St., formerly The Golden Wok, owner and baker Jessica Deshiro invites customers to “sit down and feel at home.”
Jessica credits her grandmother, Mary-Lou Deshiro, or Mammy, as Jessica called her, for instilling a love of baking in her at a young age.
Since then, she has been creating desserts from her grandmother’s recipe books. “Mammy taught me everything I need to know,” Jessica said.
Jessica first opened shop in May 2018 in Damariscotta’s Pine Grove Plaza, beside N.C. Hunt Lumber. Due to limited space, she closed the business just after Christmas, after an excellent holiday season and with fondness for the Lincoln County community.
When she and her fiance, Gabriel McCoy, discovered the vacant space at 100 Main St., they hopped on the opportunity.
“The space was an empty shell,” Jessica said. “No sinks or stoves.”
In three weeks, she and her family transformed the space into a cheery bakery with yellow walls and checkered floors. Mammy’s opened May 18.
Loyal customers will welcome the news that the change in location has not eliminated any of Mammy’s decadent baked goods, like homemade tiramisu, lemon bars, cannoli, biscotti, cakes, cookies, and scones.
In fact, the new location lends the kitchen space necessary to prepare savory Italian dishes, such as homemade breads and pastas, eggplant Parmesan, and other entrees that were not available at the location in Damariscotta.
Jessica plans to decorate the front of the bakery with tables from her family home. “I want customers to feel like they’re walking into their grandmother’s kitchen,” she said.
Jessica’s grandmother had Alzheimer’s disease, which inspired her granddaughter to start selling her baked goods at Alzheimer’s walks, where she learned that she could bring awareness through sweets.
When Jessica started baking for Monica Janczewski-Carrington’s shop, Beelicious, in Wiscasset, she donated part of her proceeds toward efforts to end Alzheimer’s.
Now she has a donation jar on the counter and will give customers information about Alzheimer’s disease if they want to learn more.
“We will always be an advocate for Alzheimer’s awareness,” she said.
Mammy’s Bakery is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 8 a.m. to noon Sunday. For more information, call 504-4104 or go to mammysbakerymaine.com.