Michelle Barber and Tina Dombrowski of the Cookie-Cup-Cakery in Willsboro.
Willsboro The smell of fresh-baked goods can now be found at the Willsborough Business Center.
The Cookie-Cup-Cakery opened their doors in July, owned by Michelle Barber and operated by herself and her mother, Tina Dombrowski.
“We offer a wide variety of breads, rolls, bagels, muffing, scones, pastries, danishes, cookies, cakes, cupcakes, cakes, cake-pops, cakes-to-go, cake-by-the-slice, chocolates, candies, European treats, party platters, seasonal items and much more,” Barber said. “We like to create a new item each week.”
The Cookie-Cup-Cakery is opened from 7 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and from 7 a.m. until noon on Saturdays. They are closed Sundays and Mondays.
Barber said that she created the business after losing employment.
“I began this business after loosing my job and moving on a dream and a desire to serve my community,” she said. “I began as a vendor at the Willsboro Farmers Market and local craft fairs over a year and a half and then was encouraged to start a bread ministry, supplying the Willsboro Senior Center with fresh bread weekly.”
Barber said that through her vending and word-of-mouth, she was able to build up a customer base.
“We were blessed when our bakery location became available, and that's where the journey began,” she said. “My hope is to eventually find other families in need to help, or working with the town food shelf.”
Barber said that the key ingredient to her business is in how each item they create is prepared.
“We bake everyday and make everything from scratch,” she said. “There are no boxed or premade frozen items. Our all occasion cakes are custom made-to-order with hand-made sugar flowers and decorations.”
Barber said that the bakery uses, when it can, local supplies in their baking.
“We support local farmers markets, farmers and co-ops, Adirondack Harvest and Buy Fresh Buy Local using local ingredients when available,” she said.
Barber said that she is pleased with the business so far, which is already taking orders for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
For more information on the Cookie-Cup-Cakery, call 963-8800, visit the website Cookie-Cup-Cakery.com or the Facebook page at Cookie-Cup-Cakery to receive updates on what they are making, specials, and view their photo gallery.