Great Cakes: The Final Day

A few minutes ago, Great Cakes ended a 32-year run as Westport’s go-to bakery.

Owner Rick Dickinson had all hands on deck, including his sons. Rick and longtime baker Boni Wright hugged, cried with and said goodbye to hundreds of longtime customers.

At the same time, there were cupcakes to sell, cakes to be picked up, questions about ingredients to be answered.

It was a typical Great Cakes day.

And one that will never happen again.

In the back, baker Boni Wright decorated her last Super Bowl cake...

In the back, baker Boni Wright decorated her last Super Bowl cake…

...customers thronged the front.

…while customers thronged the front.

Counter help included Boni, and owner Rick Dickinson's sons.

Counter help included Boni, and owner Rick Dickinson’s sons.

Handmade signs said it all.

Handwritten signs said it all.

3 responses to “Great Cakes: The Final Day

  1. Sadly, you captured me in two of the photos….buying the last of the Great Cakes’ cupcakes.

  2. I bought the last bagel and it was great!

  3. David Goldstein

    The photo of Boni is with our last Brownie Cake ever 🙁

    Thanks for capturing a final memory.

    The Goldsteins.