The dessert gods have once again smiled on Bay Street.
Five Nearly two years after Michele’s Pies closed, The Cake Box has opened. Just a few yards away — across the road, in space formerly occupied by a hair salon — Westport’s newest bakery is already drawing raves.
It opened Friday, in response to local customers who drove all the way to Ridgefield for the delicious goods at the Cake Box there. (Owners Jordan Gregory and Robert Byrnes also operate Ridgefield Swoon, a gluten- and nut-free version of the store, with vegan options.)
Managers Greg Neil and Olivia Horne — she’s a 2008 Staples grad — get daily deliveries from the Ridgefield kitchen. Among the items: specialty cupcakes, cookies, brownies and tea loaves. Some are gluten-free.
My favorite so far: the stracciatella cupcake (vanilla with chocolate chips, and light buttercream frosting).
Greg says sea salt adds special flavor to many items.
What? No cakes at The Cake Box?
Not yet. They’re coming soon.
For now, customers can order cakes to be delivered here.
Word of mouth — about mouth-watering goodies — travels fast.
“It’s been incredibly positive,” Olivia says. “I’ve never seen any place so well received.”
The Cake Box is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. They’ll extend their hours to 8 p.m. this summer.
That will be an added treat.