Cupcake, cookie and challah lovers, rejoice! Your long Westport-Weston nightmare is over.
Two months after closing Great Cakes, owner Rick Dickinson is back. He’s joined Peter’s Market in Weston, where he’ll draw thousands of devoted customers, while adding a much-needed bakery to our cake-deprived northern neighbor.
The job offer came quickly last week, after a frustrating job search. When a long-time former customer heard that Rick was still looking, she called Peter’s owner Jim Magee.
Jim and Rick met for an hour. Jim made a couple of calls. He learned that hiring the popular baker was a no-brainer.
For the past few days, Rick has been greeting surprised — and delighted — former Great Cakes friends.
At Peter’s, he’s starting pretty much from scratch (ho ho). The mixer and other equipment is not like his old space, but that will change.
Right now Rick is making cookies and cupcakes. Cakes will follow.
On Friday he’ll bake the first loaves of his famous challah. It’s sure to go quickly.
Peter’s is a win-win-win: for Rick, Jim, and everyone who loves great baked goods.
Plus, Rick shaves 10 minutes off his former long commute from New Milford. For those of us in 06880, it’s a quick 10 minutes to 06883.
And well worth the trip.