Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Getting Down to Business: Short & Sweet Bakery

Short & Sweet Bakery had its Grand Opening on May 11, 2009, and by closing time they were just about sold out. Located at 133 North Wayne Avenue in Waynesboro, this new shop stands in the same location where the first Waynesboro Fire Department station stood at the turn of the 20th century.

The interior still retains some of the classic features of the former business, such as the large white radiator, yet Short & Sweet Bakery is bright, colorful, and cheerful, with places to sit, relax, enjoy some pastries, and watch the world on Wayne Avenue go by. "SWEET-net" Wifi is available free to customers.

Owners and bakers Heather and Terry Short create custom cakes, cookies and more. They've nicknamed the bakery the place "Where it's not all about us." They specialize in pastries for weddings, birthdays, and special occasions. For instance, a pot of cookie flowers and this white rabbit popping out of a magic hat are examples of Short & Sweet pastry art.

Short & Sweet Bakery made this special cake for Waynesboro's 2009 "Taste of the Town" located at Fairfax Hall (formerly the Brandon Hotel) on the Basic City side of town. The cake is a spot-on, confection-based interpretation of Fairfax Hall. It garnered rave reviews from those who attended. And to top it off, Short & Sweet Bakery, which offered delicious samplings to the attendees, won the "Best Professional Pastry Chef" award. The above photos show both the cake and an early view of the Brandon Hotel (circa late 1800s).

You can check out the Short & Sweet Bakery website here!

1 comment:

  1. I have to say that I am very envious of that bakery! We only have the chain varieties here or people order cakes through Publix (amazingly... Publix has the best reputation). Bakeries and sweet shops are some of my favorite places to buy gifts. I love River Street Sweets of Savannah and often send gifts from there. *sigh* If only we were closer to such a place!