About Confetti Sweets
Kathy Leskow was a stay-at-home mom looking for something to do. She didn’t know it would turn into a cookie empire.
She started off baking cookies in her kitchen and selling them at her local farmers’ market. But that wasn’t enough, so she expanded to a few more markets. Soon her oven couldn’t keep up with the new demand, so she bought a commercial oven. Before she knew it, Kathy was running a fully-functional, health board-certified bakery out of her basement, with a dozen staff, and stalls at farmers’ markets across the province.
It wasn’t long before the bakery moved again: Kathy secured a permanent home for Confetti Sweets that included a storefront—now there was no need to wait for market day to get a fix. You could eat them every day.
Confetti Sweets currently has two locations in Edmonton and Sherwood Park, and can be found in farmers’ markets across Alberta.
The Confetti Team
Our staff is the backbone of our business—Confetti Sweets wouldn’t be what it is without the Confetti Team. Whether they’re baking, manning the counter at one of our two locations or working at one of our many farmers’ market booths, you won’t find a more fun, more supportive group of people who are committed to ensuring your experience is the best it can be.
The Oscar Cookie
Some of you might be wondering, “Where have I heard of Confetti Sweets before?”
It’s the Oscars. Thank you, thank you.
We don’t want to brag (much) but it’s true: in 2015 and 2016, Confetti Sweets was lucky enough to serve our cookies at a pre-Oscar party for nominees, press, and Hollywood. We served cookies to the likes of Jamie Foxx, Joan Collins and Luis Guzman, among others.
People always ask, so we’ll tell you: we brought our two bestsellers, Chocolate Chunk and Coconut.
Cookies for a Cause
We appreciate the support we’ve received from our community, which made us want to offer our support to others in turn. We do it in three ways: cookie donations, Cookies for a Cause, and by fundraising for others.
We donate cookies to the Food Bank, the Bissell Centre and Operation Friendship, so that clients of those organizations can have a treat once in a while. In store we offer Cookies for a Cause: day old, frozen cookies that are available for only $12 a dozen. We donate $2 from every dozen to Muscular Dystrophy Canada.
Finally, from January to April, we make discounted cookies available to organizations to fundraise for their own causes. It’s simple: for every dozen you sell at regular price ($15), we give you $4. You can sell the cookies themselves, or gift certificates that can be exchanged in-store or at our farmers market locations. The process takes about a month from start to finish, and there's a minimum commitment of 50 dozen cookies.