–by Jennifer Ruple
PUBLICATION DATE: Dec 03, 2019
The timing was right for Sylvanians Christie Bush and daughter Taylor to begin a new adventure together. On Saturday, Nov. 9 they opened the doors to their new bakery, Nothing Bundt Cakes, 7427 W. Central Ave. at Central Crossing. “We had such a great turnout of friends and family and the community; it was a wonderful day,” said Christie Bush.
Bush and her husband, Kevin, became interested in the Nothing Bundt Cakes franchise while on a trip in Jacksonville, Fla. “My friend suggested we stop in and check it out,” said Bush.
“My husband always likes something sweet and went right to the samples tray. I think he proceeded to eat all of samples available,” she laughed. “The cakes were so good we took home some franchise information.”
Taylor, a recent graduate with a major in early childhood education from the University of Toledo, was looking for career options. Christie, who left her job in the finance field when she had kids, was ready to find something to fill the gap in her days after her youngest left for college.
The mom and daughter team began working with the Nothing Bundt Cakes’ corporate team in Dallas, were approved for the franchise, and in just about a year got their bakery up and running. “Taylor and I spent four and a half weeks working at one of the
franchise’s locations in Dallas learning every aspect of the business, including the back of the house, or we like to call it heart of the house, baking, frosting, front of the house with guests, and management. It was tough work, but it was also fun,” said Bush.
All of the cakes are made daily in house. Cakes are available in 8 and 10-inch sizes plus they can be made into tiered cakes. Individual cakes called Bundtlets and bite-size Bundtinis are also available. Flavors to choose from include Classic Vanilla, Chocolate Chocolate Chip, Red Velvet, Carrot, Confetti, White Chocolate Raspberry, Lemon, Marble, and Pecan Praline. “All of our cakes are finished with our signature cream cheese frosting,” said Bush. “We also carry a feature flavor which changes every couple of months, right now it’s Pumpkin Spice.”
In addition to cakes, the bakery carries an assortment of gift items that can be packaged with the cakes including balloons, platters, serving dishes, mugs, candles and cards. “We like to think of ourselves as a one stop shop for all of your celebration needs,” said Bush. “Whether you are celebrating a birthday, a baby, or wedding, or any joyous occasion, we can get you a cake and other gifts to go along with it,” she added. The shop also can decorate a cake to coordinate with the occasion and will be offering delivery services in the coming months.
While the bakery is currently open for business, an official ribbon cutting ceremony will be held Dec. 5. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 9 am to 6 pm and Saturday 10 am to 6 pm.