A little Portland bakery is getting a big boost in visibility next month as it moves to a storefront on Grand River in Williamston
, more than quadrupling its space.
“I don’t have a storefront now,” says owner of The Sweet Cake
, Shayna Bennett. “This was a great opportunity.”
Bennett began her cake business out of her Portland home in 2008 and quickly moved into a small commercial location in 2009. Since that time, demand for her unique, made-from-scratch cakes has been on the rise, outgrowing her 300 square foot spot.
“I offer a lot of very unusually decorated, very personal cakes,” Bennett says. “I do a lot of the carved cakes like you see on TV. I plan to offer, in the very near future, gourmet cupcakes.”
Opening in early February in Downtown Williamston, The Sweet Cake will enjoy 1,400 square feet of space. Bennett plans to have a display up in the front of the store by the first of the month, in time for the local Ice Sculpture event.
Bennett hopes The Sweet Cake will continue to grow in its new location, and would like to add a staff in the future.