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Bakery Gingham Opens in New Location on Saturday

Anne Evans Anne Evans
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German Village is getting even sweeter. Amanda Ellis is moving her sweet shop Bakery Gingham to a bigger space on Thurman Avenue. The new space has allowed her to expand her selection of goodies too! Bakery Gingham became well-known as the delicious and beautiful cupcake spot next to the Brown Bag Deli. She offered six different cupcake flavors a day, all homemade. Now she is able to offer cupcakes as well as quick breads, bars, biscotti, coffee cakes, cookies, croissants, muffins, scones and pocket pies. The grand opening for the new space will be this Saturday, January 31st. We stopped last weekend for a sneak peak…

One of the best features of the new location is how big it is. Ellis is able to have a huge commercial kitchen with plenty of space for different workstations – mixing, baking, cooling, decorating and storing. The space was a blank slate and allowed her to place appliances exactly where she wanted for the best workflow. Check out the darling cookies and cupcakes cooling next to the stove!

There is also plenty of space to have a “consultation station.” Ellis is excited to have a beautiful area in her shop to consult with the many brides she does wedding cakes for. It is big enough to also switch around the configuration of tables and chairs to offer classes. Ellis hopes to offer quite a range of event possibilities, from decorating lessons to kids’ cupcake parties and other special events.

The new space has lots of fun art adorning the walls. The favorite so far is this dog looking at the pretty cupcake on the table. Is he going to eat it? The art adds to the fun and fresh feel of the front of the store. The walls and ceiling are painted in a bright pink and minty green; a beautiful chandelier hangs from the ceiling. Ellis salvaged a gorgeous and classy mantel to use as her checkout counter. It is easily the focal point of the front of the store.

Some of the flavors of cupcakes you can find are: Buckeye Nation, Caramel Apple, Choosy Moms, Cinnamon Toast, Cookie Monster, Dreamsicle, Funky Monkey, Grandpa’s Coffee, GV Chocolate Haute Chocolate, Keylime Pie, Lemony Snickets, Malted, Mutant Turtle, Neopolitan, Oreo Sandwiched, Peppermint Patty, Pumpkin Pie, Red Red Velvet, S’more of it, Snowball, Strawberry Shortcake, Twice Chai, Ultra-Violet White, 10 Carrot. Some are daily flavors, others are everyday. You can check out the menu on the equally cute Bakery Gingham Website!

Bakery Gingham’s new location is:

189 Thurman Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43206. You can reach them by phone at 614.449.CAKE.

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12 Responses to Bakery Gingham Opens in New Location on Saturday

  1. Walker Evans
    Walker January 29, 2009 10:16 am at 10:16 am

    Heh. What a nice birthday present for Gingham to re-open on my b-day this year. ;) Hooray!

  2. Coremodels
    Coremodels January 29, 2009 10:18 am at 10:18 am

    Grats to Gingham and Amanda, great cupcakes and super sweet owner!

  3. JRemy
    SlipperyFish05 January 29, 2009 10:43 am at 10:43 am

    Congratulations.  I happened upon her place after one of our UO Columbus meets at the Brown Bag Deli.  Terrific cupcakes and a great owner!  I wish them all the best of luck.

    Also, doesn’t this place sort of remind you of the ‘Pie Hole’ from ABC’s Pushing Daisy’s?  I love that show!

  4. drew
    drew January 29, 2009 11:31 am at 11:31 am

    Walked by the new spot a few days ago… place looks great!

  5. Columbusite January 29, 2009 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm

    Ooooohh, coffeecake.

  6. Bear
    Bear January 30, 2009 4:49 pm at 4:49 pm

    Walker wrote: “Heh. What a nice birthday present for Gingham to re-open on my b-day this year. ;) Hooray!”

    Indeed.  ;-)

  7. Walker Evans
    Walker January 31, 2009 4:42 pm at 4:42 pm

    So noooow I understand your comment, Bear. Happy B-Day to ya! ;)

    We just got home from a stop at Gingham. They had sold out of all cupcakes except some of their Chocolate ones. Amanda said they had been swamped since 10am. Glad to see them off to great success from day one! Keep it up! :D

  8. Walker Evans
    Walker January 31, 2009 4:49 pm at 4:49 pm

    Kyle’s got more photos here.

  9. Mez
    Mez February 1, 2009 9:07 pm at 9:07 pm

    My GF and I also stopped by in the early afternoon (Sat), we were able to score the last piece of Pumpkin Bread with Chocolate Ganache.   This was awesome and did not last long.  We have had a number of her cup cakes when she was located on Mohawk.  I  wish her and her staff the best of luck and congratulations on the Grand Opening. 

  10. Walker Evans
    Walker May 25, 2009 1:01 pm at 1:01 pm

    FYI! Gingham is now serving seven flavors of Hartzler’s Family Dairy Homemade Ice Cream in sugar cones, cake cones and cups!


  11. dejitaru September 4, 2009 10:36 am at 10:36 am

    Probably been posted before but couldnt find in a search looks like They are opening another location in the short north. Saw an opening soon sign across the street from huntingon next to the Victorian Gate condo office.

  12. Anne Evans
    Anne September 4, 2009 7:54 pm at 7:54 pm

    That’s cool! Seems like things are going really well for her!

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