Jessica Sorrentino opened ButterCream Bakery in Hartford two years ago.
But she got sick, had to close for a while and then the coronavirus pandemic hit.
Now, with COVID-19 in retreat, and her health restored, she’s reopening the bakery at 8 E. Main St. in Fordsville.
That’s the former Mom’s Kitchen location.
Sorrentino said she plans a soft opening on June 22, with a grand opening following four days later.
Despite the name, ButterCream is more than a bakery.
It will offer lunch with a variety of sandwiches, including pulled pork, turkey bacon, turkey cheddar and more.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Sorrentino said the business got its start seven years ago, when she was a single mom living in Owensboro.
“My kids were wanting a custom cake,” she said. “I decided to try to make one myself, rather than order one.”
Then, friends started asking her to make one for them too.
And a new business was born.
The custom cakes “are one of a kind,” Sorrentino said. “You won’t find another one like them.”
Fordsville is about 30 minutes from Owensboro on Kentucky 54.
“A lot of my clients live in Owensboro,” Sorrentino said.
A custom cake can take from four hours to 24 hours to create, she said.
“I worked a whole week on one once,” Sorrentino said.
She also has cupcakes and case cakes available.
Her website says, “Once a month, we’ll donate a cake to a family that cannot provide a custom cake for someone they love. We know custom cakes are not a need, or not necessarily something that could change a life, but if we can put a smile in someone’s heart, it will make a world of difference to us, and hopefully create memories that will last a lifetime.”
The bakery has a staff of four, counting Sorrentino.
She said people who want to order cakes can call 775-442-3204, visit her Facebook page or check her Instagram account.
But Facebook is the fastest way to reach her, she said.
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