Family Portrait: Meet the Winters

Family Portrait: Meet the Winters

Idaho couple lives in East Bethesda with their three children

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From left: Madison, Doug, Reagan, Angela and Andrew Winter in Sweet Teensy Bakery, which Angela co-owns. Photo by Liz Lynch

Angela and Doug Winter live in East Bethesda with their three children—Madison, 9, Andrew, 6, and Reagan, 1. Doug runs Douglas Woodworking & Design, a custom cabinetry shop in Kensington, and Angela is the co-owner of Sweet Teensy Bakery in Chevy Chase. Angela brings Reagan to work with her every day—she plays and naps in a back office—and the older kids visit when they’re off from school.

Far from Idaho: Angela and Doug, both 36, grew up near Boise, Idaho, and spent the first few years of their married life there. They eventually “outgrew Boise,” Angela says, so in 2010 they headed east to Montgomery County.

Icing on the cake: After selling baked goods at farmers markets since 2010, Angela partnered with Rick Gossett, a former owner of Booeymonger, to open Sweet Teensy Bakery in 2014. She’s made cakes bearing the likeness of Bernie Sanders and Queen Elizabeth. Her most popular item? A red velvet cake.   

Family affair: Madison helps with baking, Angela says, and “Andrew’s been known to make a few $5 tips” at the cash register.

Crazy for sports: Angela and Doug go to Redskins games and take the kids to see University of Maryland women’s basketball. Madison and Andrew both play basketball, soccer and golf, so weekends are packed with games and practices.

Sweet tooth: The kids have become a bit spoiled by their mom’s baking skills. “They go to birthday parties and are like, ‘That’s pre-bought—I don’t want that,’ ” Doug says with a laugh.

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