Becky Lane is enjoying sweet success after opening her storefront near Grand Junction Plaza earlier this year. (Photos by Walker Photography)

Becky the Bakester – Local Bakery Owner Delights in Treating – and Surprising – Customers’ Taste Buds

Becky Lane is enjoying sweet success after opening her storefront near Grand Junction Plaza earlier this year.

Lane launched her business, Becky the Bakester, in 2020 after rediscovering her passion for baking. Lane is a culinary school graduate and saw a need for more fresh, local pies in Hamilton County.

From classic flavors like apple and cherry to s’mores and German chocolate, Lane offers a wide variety of pies in 3-inch and 9-inch sizes. Nine-inch pies are available by request, while the mini pies are available daily.

“I have my core flavors and especially now that I have my bakery storefront, I’m excited to start offering more seasonal items,” Lane said.

One of Lane’s specialties is her homemade marshmallows. The sweet, fluffy treat is a canvas for Lane to create flavors like toasted coconut, cake batter and cookie butter.

“I rediscovered my joy for making marshmallows,” Lane said. “One of my absolute favorite things to make are homemade marshmallows. They’re so much better than a store-bought marshmallow. There’s more moisture and it’s nice and fluffy. You can take them in so many different directions flavor-wise.”

For customers planning large events or who just like variety, the Bakester Board is also available through special orders. Each board can have a custom theme or range of colors, and features some of Lane’s other sweet treats, including brownie pops and marshmallow bonbons.

As her business grew, Lane needed more space. She’s lived in Westfield with her family for eight years and said bringing her business to the city was the natural choice.

“We just really love the community and I love being able to be part of our community,” she said. “I’ve done the summer and winter farmers markets. This is where I officially want to lay down the roots for Becky the Bakester. This space was kind of a daydream, and then it morphed into reality.”

The storefront’s soft opening was on Pi Day, March 14, and some customers have already become regulars.

“I had no idea what to expect and it blew me away how many people showed up those first few days,” Lane said. “Even now I’m like, ‘Someone’s coming to shop!’ I’ve had people that have been customers for years and others who were just walking by.”

Becky the Bakester is located at 203 Jersey Street in Westfield, and is open Tuesday through Saturday. You can visit and follow along on Facebook for updates and order information.

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