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Interviewee: Laura Harter, owner
Location: 772 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Special: mention “Best of the Menu” and receive 10% off a pre-placed order through 10.11.15! (Limit of $10 discount.)
Q | What are the most popular types of cakes?
A | Vanilla Bean Cake with Raspberry or Chocolate with Ganache are our most popular cake flavors.
Q | What’s the most unique/creative cake you’ve ever made for a customer?
A | The great part of our business is our ability to create a cake unique to each customer’s needs. It is difficult to choose just one, but one of the most challenging this year has been the 1941 Plymouth car Megan made for a 90th birthday party.
Q | Which cafe sandwich/panini is the most popular?
A | Our Tuna Melt is off the charts, and the Italian is a close runner up.
Q | What’s the story behind the business? Have you always had a love for baking?
A | We’ve been in the same location for 17 years and seen this neighborhood grow and flourish! It was started by Brian Hotopp who had a love for baking and saw a great potential in the Short North area. He worked hard to create delicious cakes, cookies and treats as well as elaborate wedding cakes. Over the years we established a great reputation and following. I joined the business 7 years ago with a love for baked goods and making people happy. It has been 2 1/2 years since I purchased the bakery and we are growing more each day. I enjoy working with locally-owned businesses to incorporate their products in ours. We make a Watershed Bourbon Apple Pie, Brothers Drake Voodoo Hotshot Tart, North Market Spices Vanilla Bean cakes and more. Working together is important to me and I started a group of bakeries that can collaborate with and promote each other to focus on our specialities. We are fortunate to have many bakeries in town making a lot of unique and delicious goodies. Why not share the love? ;)
Short North Piece of Cake is co-hosting an event with Via Vecchia Winery on October 28th! Check out their social media for details!