Cakery Opening on Dunbar
A new "cake boutique" opens in the Bay, inspired by Ruth Thompson's beloved Court Street bakery.
- by Lisa Monti
Cake lovers, prepare to celebrate. Starting next month, the YellowBird will be selling gorgeous cakes made by a small Louisiana bakery and delivered fresh to the new Bay cakery.
You may have gotten a taste of the delicious cakes at the recent Hancock Chamber Business After Hours. Samples were served by Hairworks, which used to occupy the yellow building at 402 Dunbar Ave. where the cakery will open. (Hairworks moved to 104 U.S. 90.)
YellowBird owner Michelle Briesacher is a teacher at Our Lady of Prompt Succor in Chalmette, not far from the Flour Power Confectionary whose cakes she’ll be selling. “For years I talked to (owner Doyle Deforest) about letting me open something in the Bay to sell his cakes,” she said.
Prior to 2005, Michelle taught at Bay Catholic and was a regular customer at her friend Ruth Thompson’s Cakery on Court Street.
Michelle will be selling 20 different cakes, including carrot, chocolate mousse, fresh fruit, white chocolate strawberry shortcake and red velvet, all made fresh daily by Flour Power. Customers will be able to special order cakes or just drop by the YellowBird to see what’s available.
The cake menu offers combinations of flavors, mostly in six layers, with tasty fillings including almond cream, icings like rich milk chocolate ganache and garnishes of toasted almonds or gold dusted chocolate fleur-de-lis.
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