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Posted 02/12/2023 in Tims Ford Lake Restaurants

An Interview with Winchester TN Designer Cakes Bakery


An Interview with Winchester TN  Designer Cakes Bakery

Designer Cakes Bakery Winchester TN



There's something about sweets that just makes you smile.  We chatted with Designer Cakes in Winchester TN 

 

Personally I smile a bit too much when I look at colorful sugar laden treats -- unfortunately I have an on switch that has a difficult time switching off.  (yes keep the box of cookies away from me).



Winchester TN Bakery - Designer CakesDesigner Cakes - Winchester TN Bakery


I had the opportunity to chat with Meredith, the owner of Designer Cakes which is a custom bakery in Winchester TN.  Designer cakes is one of the places to eat in Winchester TN Square - well I saw that loosely depending on your diet.

 

Designer Cakes in Winchester: How it Started

The Designer Cakes store front has been a business for approximately 20 years - a staple in the Winchester TN Square.  The building itself was built in 1896 though even before that it was a tailor shop.  


Winchester TN Bakery - Designer CakesPlaque on the front of the Designer Cakes building


Around 2010 Designer Cakes bakery was born and set up shop at the location where it is today on the square.  Designer cakes has been owned by four owners, with the current owner Meredith owning it for the past 3 years (June 2020 to be exact).  As we chatted there was a regular flow of folks coming in and purchasing goodies.   


Two of the most popular are the Petit Fours and thick fudgy brownies.


Petit Fours at Designer Cakes Bakery - Winchester TN SquarePetit Fours at Designer Cakes Bakery - Winchester TN Square


Meredith has always had a love for cooking and baking.  But it was all self taught.  Pinterest and YouTube were her instructors.  Friends were interested, and the passion eventually became a mini business.  She began to sell cakes, cupcakes, and cookies she made out her home.  Eventually expanding into a few prepared meals as well.


Designer Cakes Bakery in Winchester TNMeredith putting finishing touches on a cake @ Designer Cakes Bakery Winchester TN


Unique creations are limitless.



Winchester TN Bakery CupcakesDesigner Cakes Cupcakes in Winchester TN


The demand indicated a possible business opportunity and Meredith began selling the tasty vittles out of a trailer at the farmers market.  She was good friends with the current owner of Designer Cakes who was interested in transitioning to another job.  Meredith and her husband had talked for years about having their own bakery store front. This was the opportunity!


Meredith and her family became the new proud owners of Designer Cakes in Winchester TN


Inside of Designer Cakes - Winchester TN SquareInside of Designer Cakes - Winchester TN Square


Meredith kept the same recipes that the previous owner used.  In fact, these were the same original recipes that the original owner and creator of Designer Cakes used.   Meredith also added new items such as cinnamon roles, breads, etc.

Bread from Designer Cakes in Winchester TNBread from Designer Cakes in Winchester TN


So what types of delicacies does Designer Cakes make?  It not just cakes.  They make custom cakes, wedding cakes, cinnamon roles, breads, cookies, cupcakes, fudge brownies, etc.




When asked what her favorite things to make are -- she immediately replied the custom cakes.  Its fun hearing about creating something new and special.  Then seeing the customer faces light up when they see the finished product.


Winchester TN BakeryWinchester TN Bakery - Designer Cakes



I had to ask about one cake I saw on her Facebook page.  It said, (paraphrased), someone ordered this cake but decided they didn't want it.  Would anyone like to purchase it?



The story was that she had a customer request a short notice cake -- she normally asks for 1-2 weeks in advance but this customer requested a rush for it to be ready the next day.  She made the cake, but when the customer came in they decided they didn't like it and left.  The term "friends don't lie" is actually a quote from the Netflix show, "Stranger Things". The customer must have had a Stranger Things fan in his family.

Designer Cakes in Winchester TN: The Taste?

The most popular item they sell is the strawberry petit four.  I had the opportunity to try one.  Is it tasty / yummy / worthy of a great dessert?    YUM!  Delicious.


Designer Cakes Petit Four StrawberryDesigner Cakes Petit Four Strawberry


Designer Cakes Winchester TN Reviews


There are 40 google reviews (as of this writing) with an average of 4.8.  Example reviews include: 

  • Kimberly:  "I highly recommend Designer cakes! They did our beautiful wedding cake and cupcakes. Not only did they turn out absolutely gorgeous it’s the best tasting cake!!! If your looking for someone to do your cake or cupcakes you want Designer cakes!"

  • Amy:  Ordered daughters 8th birthday cake , she wanted a fox on it . Absolutely beautiful, the colors she put on it were so cute and perfect, cake tasted so good . Forgot to take a pic until after we had cut into it . Would suggest anyone who wants a great cake for a reasonable price to give them a shot .

  • Lynn:  OMG, all I have to do is walk in this place and I gain 10 pounds!  Everything I've ever had from here is to die for!  I would recommend this bakery for all occasions. They have been around for a long time and have a great reputation and reasonably priced.


Have you been to Designer Cakes in Winchester TN?


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