Edible Pieces of Art​​​
Affordable Prices

OUR HISTORY & FUTURE

Talent 2 Design was established in 2016 with the mission, and goal set to provide the Niagara Region with "Edible Pieces of Art, Affordable Prices".
Talent 2 Design is a Fully Licenced Home Bakery set up at 397 First Ave in Welland. We are Public Health Inspected, Licenced with the City of Welland as a Food Premise, HST Registered and Food Handler Certified. 

Who is Talent 2 Design? The owner is Lisa Allain. A 35 year old mother of 3. Whose background was NOT baking, actually Nursing. Which she graduated from Niagara College then Mohawk College after studying Nursing - Registered with the College of Nurses and began her career as first a Maternity nurse, then found her calling on the Locked Alzhemier's and Dementia Unit. A series of events in Lisa's life that has brought her to own Talent 2 Design today, was not always an easy road. 

A motor vehcile accident in 2008 forever changed the course of her life. Deemed catastrophic by number of doctors, specialists. After suffering a closed head injury and requiring extensive therapy to relearn many of life's simple tasks. The idea of returning to Nursing wasn't something easily achievable, perhaps never achievable again. 

In sept 2010 just as recovery was underway, a huge bomb shell emerged as the diagnosis of a Brain Tumor in the Frontal Lobe was found. It became official at this point,  the College of Nurses could not reinstate her licence any further.  Shortly after her marriage of a decade crumbled. The strain of these serious of events was to much for anoyone to bear. Despite the vows, for better or for worse. 

If you have ever met Lisa you will know she is a positive, optomisitic person. And this would not allow her to be down. She collected herself. And dealt with health issues head on. It took a number of years to deal with legal issues, combined with the complexity of health issues. Always hoping one day there will be a silver lining to all this. 

In 2015, Lisa's 3rd Child was born. A miracle in every sense. From conception, to the complications that arouse during pregnancy and then the birth of her daughter who was premature with her own premmie related issues. None the less. A miracle. A blessing. 

On the eve of the miracles babies first birthday she made a smash cake and then subsequent goodies, including sugar cookies for her party. And this is how it all began. Requests for cookies, and smash cakes started. And the idea blossomed. I can do this. With the health clearance from her team at the Juravinski, it became official and Talent 2 Design was Born in August 2016.
 
In year ONE, Lisa has created 400 cakes and counting, thousands of cookies, endless treats & sweets. That hobby has gone to a legit business, with commercial equipment. And you are here reading about how Talent 2 Design was born. 

From Lisa herself....
There are NO guarantees of tomorrow, and I am so blessed and grateful for my 2nd chance at life. I am proud to be a role model for my 3 babies. Yes, even my 16 year old son you will always be MY BABY!! There were many days of darkness and I could not understand why this was all happening. WHY ME, I would ask.
I live to share my story with you all. To give back to my community as it gave to me, on my darkest days.
I am not sure where Talent 2 Design is headed. I do know it is destin for amazing things to come, so keep watching us GROW!!!!What I do know, with every fiber in me it will be my legacy with each creation a true piece of art. And no matter the size of your pocket book, be affordable. As T2D grows so will my contributions to my community. I truly believe this is what sets Talent 2 Design apart. 

Lisa Allain
Owner