Our Story 

Our magical story began when Chef Haylee was attending baking school in New York. Her dream was to open up a bakery of her own in her home state of Florida someday. A year and a half after her graduation, her dream became true as she officially opened Southern Bay Bakery on April 11th, 2017. A week later, she made another big step by purchasing her second location in St. Pete. After customizing the location to her standards, she finally opened the St. Pete location to the public on June 16th, 2017.

In October 2017, Haylee got the news she had to change the name of the bakeries. After months of brainstorming, one of her networking partners helped her develop the new name Southern Bay Bakery. January 2018, she introduced the new name to the public, letting them know that “though the name has changed, we are the same great people and have the same great taste you know and love! We will still be here to make your day sweeter!”

For over two years, Chef Haylee offered a wide variety of mouth-watering slices, cupcakes, cakes, cookies, tarts, and pies to her clients in the Tampa location and closed in June 2019. On August 11th, 2020, she took her passion for serving clients to a whole new level during the pandemic time period by opening a new location in Dunedin.


Meet Founder & Head Chef

After graduating, Haylee returned to the Bay area, and went back to work for Chef Ostrander at the St. Pete Bakery, where she has been honing her skills, and preparing to open her own business. Haylee is very excited to be opening Southern Bay Bakery, and she looks forward to helping you have a “sweet” day.




Our Team Behind the Magic