No matter how you slice it, these bakeries are sweet
Honey Bee Bakery
Although Honey Bee Bakery is a new addition to Medina Square, owner Keni Scherbinski isn’t new to the baking game – in fact, she’s been baking since the moment she could reach the counter.
“My Gramma was a mechanic and plumber by day and a baker at home by night. She taught me everything I know and many of Honey Bee’s recipes are family favorites,” says Keni.
Keni specializes in hand-decorated wedding cakes, decadent cakes and naked cakes, all made from scratch.
If you’re interested in a wedding cake from Honey Bee, Keni suggests you come prepared with photographs of wedding cake styles that you like. “The more, the better, so there’s no guesswork.” She also suggests couples attend bridal shows and take pictures of what they like.
“You should book your Honey Bee wedding cake at least six months in advance. You can choose the flavor about three weeks in advance,” says Keni. Right now Keni has twelve wedding cakes on order, with more orders coming in every week.
Popular flavors include vanilla almond, vanilla, chocolate, marble, red velvet, lemon, carrot, spice and pumpkin. For an extra charge cakes can be filled with chocolate ganache, raspberry, strawberry, mocha or peanut butter. The bakery also offers petite and pretty French macarons, hand-decorated sugar cookies, cake truffles and more.
“We’ve also done pie weddings, cheesecake weddings and cookie tables,” says Keni, who had nine cakes at her own wedding in August, 2012. “And if you need vegan, allergen free or gluten free bakery, we can do it!”
Honey Bee Bakery is at 23 Public Square, Suite #1, Medina 330.725.0912 HoneyBeeBakeryMedina.com
A Cupcake a Day
Celebrating its fifth year in business in 2016, A Cupcake a Day has firmly established itself as one of the most popular – and delicious — shops in Medina Square.
Recently married to Eric Schultz, owner of Medina Square’s Antiquation, Shawna has had a passion for baking since she was a little girl. During her senior year of college, while majoring in Interior Design, she was given a project in which she had to design a restaurant. She decided to design a cupcake restaurant. That idea later became A Cupcake a Day.
Shawna creates luscious cupcakes from scratch every day and flavors them with a rotating repertoire of 300 different flavors.
Shawna also bakes beautiful wedding cakes – one of her cakes is on the cover of our magazine this month.
“The latest trend is the naked cake,” says Shawna, “it’s unfrosted, so it’s less sweet, but it can be filled with frosting, berries or custard. Each tier can be a different flavor such as vanilla, chocolate and red velvet.”
But Shawna’s wedding cake flavors don’t stop there. She creates memorable wedding cakes with any one of those 300 cupcake flavors. Try salted caramel, strawberry lemonade, sugar cookie, chocolate peanut butter, chubby hubby, Cleveland Whiskey, raspberry, blackberry or vanilla almond, just to name a few.
Wedding cupcakes are also a trend, as well as having a 6-inch cake to stow away in the freezer for your first anniversary.
“Book your cake with us about six to eight months before your wedding,” says Shawna, “you don’t have to choose the flavor – you can do that about two weeks prior to your wedding. But you need to book the date because as the sole baker, I need to block out that day for you.
“At A Cupcake A Day, we believe in assisting clients to the fullest on their special day. We take into consideration colors and themes as well as seasons to create unique cupcakes and displays for celebrations of any kind. We work with each client to make their vision a reality.”
A Cupcake a Day is at 115 West Liberty Street, Medina 330.389.1247 ACupcakeADay.com