Mousse Cake Sally is open for business


Leah Slade is Mousse Cake Sally and she is prepared to offer “high end pastries” unlike anything ever available before in this part of the country.

Opening her new business on Easter Weekend, word is already spreading about the specials coming out of her bake shop located west of Three Hills on RR 24-5 site 314062.  Their home is the former Mt. Olive School/church building.

Descriptive terms to convey some ideas of the service and product Mousse Cake Sally can provide are: “A high end pastry shop, nestled in the plains of Alberta”.  “Uses local and high quality ingredients including ‘heritage raspberries brought from her home in Crockers Cove, Carbonear Nfld.” Her products are custom work catering especially to dietary restrictions, gluten free, sugar free, etc.  They are made 100% “from scratch”.  Each piece is a work of art.

Leah learned her art having studied Culinary Arts plus Pastry Arts at the Culinary Institute of Canada in PEI.  She also received her Business Degree at Ryerson University in Toronto.  She then worked at Rahier, one of Toronto’s best Belgian Pastry shops and at “Canoe” restaurant in Toronto.  She also supplied several coffee shops with their pastry lines.

Leah and her “full time” part time partner Pierre Harvey came to Three Hills from Fort McMurray just one year ago May 1.  They were looking for an acreage close to Calgary.  Leah fell in love with the house and property and then with the community. Leah’s mom is a teacher in Ft. Mac, and her brother is a chemical engineer. Pierre is a mechanical engineer and commutes to Ft. Mac on the seven days on, seven days off schedule.

As to other interests, one might wonder how they find time but the list runs like this:

• Leah has been a volunteer with the Kamp Kiwanis in Calgary and with Victim Services in Three Hills.

• Pierre plays with the Calgary Adult Hockey league in Calgary.

• They both enjoy gardening and expect to be producing items that will be used in the pastries.

• Both are skilled fine woodworkers/cabinet makers.

• They also are avid dirt bikers.

• Leah is a member of the Calgary Bee Keeping Association and hopes someday to have their own hives and produce honey for the pastries as well.

• Leah is also an artist and she plays the violin.

They have a loveable “pup” Milo.

Pictures of the product line are available on line by going to the website: Facebook at: and e-mail and telephone at 403-830-Cake (2253).