EKLHORN, Neb (KMTV) — Delicious desserts are always a thoughtful and delicious holiday gift. But if you don't have time to bake this year and still want to give a treat that tastes homemade, 3 News Now anchor Serese Cole tells us about an Omaha Bakery with a unique twist.
It's a dream come true for Michelle Kaiser.
"My dream is to continue baking," Kaiser said.
Michelle owns The Omaha Bakery.
She just opened a second location in Elkhorn in October.
She makes about 200 dozen cinnamon rolls a week.
"People like them for Christmas and so a lot of people will buy them," she explained.
That's just one of her specialties.
She makes a chocolate pound cake with chocolate buttercream frosting. Her banana caramelicious cake is also popular.
Baking is in her genes. Half of her signature sweets are family recipes.
"Our sugar cookie recipe has been in the family for over one hundred years. It's my great grandma's recipe and my grandma's frosting recipe," Kaiser said.
Michelle's delicious desserts earned her an invitation to appear on the Food Network's Baking Championship.
She didn't win.
"Duff Goldman said I had the best cheesecake that he has ever had - and so that's my claim to fame," she joked.
But when Michelle watched the show back on television - it changed her life.
"I knew I needed to do something to better my health because I struggled, and I started Keto July 9 of 2019," Kaiser shared.
Since then, Michelle has lost nearly 150 pounds and has improved her health.
That wasn't the only change.
She also became a Keto pastry chef.
"Just about a year ago - is when we just went crazy with Keto. We do a low carb bread that has less than one carb per slice," she said.
What's so unique about this bakery - entire sections are Keto. No sugar, No gluten. And low carb.
"We make over two thousand Keto donuts a week and make thousands of loaves of bread," Kaiser said.
"We do cheesecakes, cakes and all these are healthy options for people whether they're diabetic or they're on the Keto lifestyle - or maybe they just want something clean and healthy," she added.
"I'm getting a cake for my wife last minute for her birthday," Dan Seder said.
He knew just where to come.
"My birthday was in October and she got a cake here and it was great, and I just remembered I should run by The Omaha Bakery," Seder added.
That's all Michelle wants for Christmas.
"It's just a great feeling to know we can bake for everybody and we can accommodate for everybody," Kaiser said.
Tasty treats for whoever wants them...
"This means a lot to me to have people shop and support us."
And customers to keep coming through her doors.
If your family loves warm pastries on a cold Christmas morning, you can buy Michelle's cinnamon rolls - as a take and bake. Then all you have to do is heat them up Christmas day. You can find those delicious rolls and more at either of the store's two locations in Omaha and Elkhorn.