Falkville to welcome new bakery Homemade by LaLa in June

Homemade by LaLa storefront (Photo contributed)

FALKVILLE, Ala. – A new business is coming to Falkville soon! Homemade by LaLa is set to open in Falkville in June. Owner Lela Weeks currently operates under Cottage Food Laws out of her house but is soon to get her own storefront to continue selling her baked goods. Weeks has been baking since 2006 after doing some baking for a job in a coffee shop, then teaching herself more complicated baking and decorating. She worked as a cook at Disney World for 10 years from 2011-2021 working her way up to pastry chef assistant.

During the pandemic, she was furloughed from her job and began baking her own creations in her newfound spare time. Having always wanted to own her own bakery, she took the opportunity to prepare for the venture while being stuck at home. She had long been decided on the name Ooh! LaLa’s and said, “The very first name I said I would have was Ooh! LaLa’s because my nieces and nephews call me LaLa.” After trying new recipes and experimenting with things like jam that she had never made before, she said, “I wanted to change the name from Ooh! LaLa’s to Homemade by LaLa because everything I make is from scratch.”

She shops local and supports small businesses by using fresh, in-season fruit from local farms to make her jams and jellies.

Weeks said, “I offer all kinds of baked goods—cinnamon rolls, cookies, breads, cakes, decorated cookies, pies—and really whatever someone asks for. I like a challenge and if someone wants something I don’t offer, I’m always willing to try to make it.”

Weeks hopes to be open by the second week in June in her new building located at 4697 Hwy 31 in Falkville. To place an order, call 256-919-4169 or message the Homemade by LaLa Facebook page. Fresh cinnamon rolls by the half dozen, fresh strawberry bread, jumbo cupcakes and Lela’s signature banana bread will be on sale Saturday, May 28 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. outside of the new building.

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