nice to meet you!

i'm danielle, the creator of waterside bakes

I am originally from the North of England! Ever since I was a little girl and I first stepped off the plane and saw THAT castle, it was my dream to live and make magic in Florida!

I worked bartending in my twenties on and off and on the cruise ships before finally deciding to settle down as a Radiotherapist back home in England! I started baking to bring treats to my colleagues/friends in the hospital and fell in love with it!

I met my husband while on vacation in Orlando and 8 years ago we got married and I moved here permanently! I never stopped baking but there was always something more important to do! 

The pandemic caused me to try and make my hobby a side hustle! I absolutely loved baking but I had never touched fondant before and had no intention of doing so, however, due to a special request I gave it a shot, and Waterside Bakes as we know and love it now, was born! 

fun facts!

my husband is an animator and taught me how to sculpt when i first started waterside bakes

when i am not cupcaking you can find me at disney springs or epcot with a glass of champagne

my favorite watering hole at Hollywood Studios is tune in lounge! what's yours?