Bakery news: Baked. ‘all moved in’; Original Bakery’s ‘Donut Day’

Two notes for West Seattle baked-goods fans:

BAKED. IN ADMIRAL: The custom-cake creators of Baked. are now “all moved in” at their new HQ, 2604 California SW, which they are sharing with Heavenly Pastry. (Neither business plans a retail storefront – Baked. makes custom-ordered cakes; Heavenly bakes wholesale.) We stopped by Wednesday afternoon to meet the Baked. proprietors; above, that’s Baked.’s Kristina Serfass, working on a batch of cake filling; below, that’s Natalie Vorpahl, working on the Mercer Island High School logo for a cake to celebrate that school’s state lacrosse championship:

Their website includes a “menu” link, where you’ll find a long list of potential flavors and ingredients, as well as a “seasonal menu” (one of the current options: mango coconut). Next bakery note:

ORIGINAL BAKERY TO CELEBRATE ‘DOUGHNUT DAY’: Tomorrow, Anna Alonzo tells us, is National Doughnut Day. And since she is with one of West Seattle’s most celebrated doughnut (and more) shops – The Original Bakery in Fauntleroy (9253 45th SW) – she ought to know. Anna tells WSB she’s planning to visit Southwest Community Center at 1 pm on Friday, “giving applesauce doughnuts and coffee to folks to celebrate.” A website update is in the works for the bakery – which has been building a following on Facebook (check out the onesies!) – and it might debut on Doughnut Day too.

16 Replies to "Bakery news: Baked. 'all moved in'; Original Bakery's 'Donut Day'"

  • Cheryl June 2, 2011 (9:00 am)

    We love the Original Bakery! Best doughnuts and baked goods in West Seattle (IMO). A National Doughnut Day? I’m SO in for that! :)

  • ummm June 2, 2011 (9:30 am)

    Yes! Nice work Kristina! Much love from the Tat’s team!

  • A June 2, 2011 (9:30 am)

    Wow, doughnut day. Krispy Kreme is also giving out a free doughnut to everyone tomorrow too.

  • westseattledood June 2, 2011 (9:31 am)

    Best old-fashioned doughnut in the City! And some of the nicest peeps!

  • Alex June 2, 2011 (10:23 am)

    Not that I’m a business expert, but I’m a bit confused. Why would anyone want to locate a bakery *without* a storefront in the middle of a business district?
    It just seems like they’d get far cheaper rent for equally usable space if they leased in a suburban office park or something. Not that they are doing any harm to West Seattle or anything, but I don’t see how they benefit from the location. I just don’t understand how it makes any practical sense –and now two places are doing it in Admiral? Weird.

  • Mmmmmdonuts June 2, 2011 (10:31 am)

    Is this the same location that had ‘Bird on a Wire’ for a while? I thought heavenly bakery bailed on that location.

    • WSB June 2, 2011 (10:36 am)

      Yes, it is. And yes, they were not there for a while. Then, late one night while checking out a reported crash at Admiral/California, we spotted a note in the window. It mentioned (post-Bird departure) they would be resuming baking in the location. We never got around to publishing that incremental update, but it’s been a few months – TR

  • spicyfunk June 2, 2011 (10:55 am)

    I miss Bird on Wire in that location. :(

  • Coconuts June 2, 2011 (11:48 am)

    Yes, I really miss Bird on a Wire in this location too.

  • Coug90 June 2, 2011 (11:56 am)

    Baked made an awesome cake for my son’s 5th birthday party! Very creative – and delicious!

  • newnative June 2, 2011 (11:58 am)

    The absence of a retail store-front has been discussed and it is bizarre. A couple of factors could be lack of interest or resources to staff such a business, lack of patience to withstand the phase before enough consumers know you’re there. I believe there is a market for a coffee/tea shop there and wish one would reopen.

  • RJB June 2, 2011 (12:52 pm)

    How do you go in for a cake tasting, choosing wedding cake etc…? Been to Baked. Website and very interested in talking to them about a wedding cake but I was unaware there is no store front.

    • WSB June 2, 2011 (1:38 pm)

      RJB, they say “by appointment” so I would imagine that means they have clients in – just means there aren’t routine “open” hours and they don’t sell retail goods – TR

  • datamuse June 2, 2011 (3:04 pm)

    Baked. sounds like the place we used for our wedding cake, I forget what it was called but it was in an unassuming location on the Eastside. They did business by appointment. I’d never encountered the business model before but if all you do is specialty orders, it makes sense.
    Went to Original Bakery for the first time this month for a friend’s birthday cake! They are awesome.

  • RJB June 2, 2011 (5:22 pm)

    Thanks TR!

  • Anna Alonzo June 3, 2011 (7:52 am)

    Thanks WSB! Our website lauched today. We are very excited. Happy Donut day!
    -The Original Bakery

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