When you see their sign, you can’t help but break out into the nursery rhyme.
Three years ago, Tricia Perkinson moved Pat-A-Cakes and Cookies Too from their first location in the Pebble Brook shopping center to their current location in Westfield off of State Road 32 and Grassy Branch Road. The staff members are celebrating the shop’s 16th year bringing sweet treats and smiles to Hamilton County.
“Moving to Westfield just seemed like a better opportunity for us,” Perkinson says.
Perkinson opened the bakery with a business partner 16 years ago in Noblesville, and is now working side by side with her son, Tyler Bertsch. “He can do more of the technical stuff for me, and it helps to have a younger viewpoint because he has a different feel for what the younger generations might like and want,” the proud mom says.
Everything is made in-house, including their popular cinnamon rolls. The shop offers 16 flavors of their colossal cupcakes, dessert cakes, and custom-ordered treats.
“Long before the business ever existed, we were in the kitchen just coming up with recipes,” Perkinson says. “The lineup we have now is not the lineup we had 16 years ago, minus the buttercream and chocolate chip cookies. The best part of the job is coming up with new flavors and recipes.”
The shop’s most well-known item is their buttercream cookie, which melts in your mouth and instantly brings a smile to anyone’s face. Now the shop offers shipping anywhere in the United States, so customers can share that buttercream smile to loved ones outside of the Westfield area.
Perkinson strives to offer a comfy atmosphere in her shop, saying she hopes customers feel like they’re walking into grandma’s house after she’s spent the day baking. It sounds appropriate when you realize the third generation is now inspired to be a part of the Pat-A-Cakes and Cookies Too family. Bertsch’s 8-year-old son Jackson is already aspiring to be the next baker.
A new offering for the bakery is a trailer that will bring items to different locations throughout the year. Perkinson is hoping to have the Pat-A-Cakes and Cookies Too trailer at local wineries, farmers markets and events throughout Hamilton County.
Looking for the perfect gift for the sweet tooth in your family? Pat-A-Cakes and Cookies Too now has a Cookie of the Month Club. Customers can choose a three-, six-, nine- or 12-month program, and cookies are wrapped and shipped the first full week of every month to each lucky subscriber. It’s a great way to try all of the bakery’s unique and tempting cookie flavors.
“We strive to provide our customers with a consistent, homemade product that they can enjoy,” Perkinson says.
In fact, she just can’t stay away from her own product, even after all these years. “I eat one chocolate chip cookie every day,” she says. “On days that we are closed I take two home so I can still get my chocolate cookie fix.”
Custom orders are accepted for cakes and cookies. Decorated cookies require a minimum of five business days for an order, and decorated cakes require at least three days for an order. Customers are welcome to come in and order a box of the variety of cookies available that day, or call ahead for an order of the buttercream or other types of cookies. With Mother’s Day, graduations and Father’s Day coming up, Perkinson recommends that orders be sent in earlier than normal, to be fulfilled in time.
For that Sunday-morning brunch staple, the cinnamon rolls can be ordered at least one day ahead of time, and Perkinson says that because they are handmade and rise overnight, “once they’re gone, they’re gone” for the day.
Satisfy your sweet tooth by visiting Pat-A-Cakes and Cookies Too at 3204 East State Road 32 in Westfield. For more info, call 317-867-9866 or visit patacakesandcookiestoo.com.
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