With the Holiday Season in full swing and some of us not really big bakers but possess a huge sweet tooth, yes I am referring to myself, well there is no other place to go but Ashleigh’s Bake Shop! I met Ashleigh, I believe in 2017. I was about to do a little shopping in Westports’ Pryde’s Kitchen & Necessities building. Immediately upon entering Pryde’s the aroma of fresh baked goodness overwhelmed me and my tastebuds. Of course, I bee-lined my way right to the back of Pryde’s into Ashleigh’s Bake Shop where I met the owner/baker extraordinaire, Ashleigh Luna. She greeted me and her other customers with such a smile. Trust me she is as sweet as pie…see what I did there *wink wink*.
Ashleigh’s Bake Shop was established in 2015 by Ashleigh, her father Bud Luna and her now husband Jim Lower. Growing up in a food-loving family, Ashleigh was always in the kitchen with her family. They would watch cooking shows and we would dive into every cookbook she could find. After graduating from Johnson and Wales University in Denver, Colorado she returned to Kansas City with the goal of opening up her own bakery (LUCKY for us)! Becoming pie-obsessed, Ashleigh and her father spent the next year testing pie and cookie recipes until they came up with recipes which are now some of the bakery’s most popular items. In August of 2015 Luna was presented with the opportunity to open a shop in the Westport Landmark, Pryde’s Kitchen and Necessities.
From their all-butter pie crusts to their salted chocolate chip cookies, freshly baked pies and my favorite pecan bars (sometimes walnut bars), everything is baked fresh every Thursday thru Saturday. Some of their most popular pie flavors are cherry, rhubarb, peach, butterscotch, salted honey custard, chocolate chess, keylime, crab pie and their amazing quiches. So do yourself a huge favor and head on over to Ashleigh’s Bake Shop for all your Holiday Season dessert must haves!
Ashleigh’s Bake Shop
115 Westport Rd.
Kanas City MO 64111
Closed Sunday thru Wednesday