Hardly a day goes by without some food news coming out of Phil Romano's mega-development Trinity Groves, and today is no exception: Cake Bar will open sometime in early spring, conveniently situated right next door to the also-opening-soon Kate Weiser Chocolate.
Cake Bar is the combined effort of long-time baker Tracy German and the TG incubator program, and is pretty much exactly what it sounds like: A modern "bar" where patrons can choose a slice from several different varieties of cakes on display. German says she's focusing on Southern-influenced "cakes you grew up with" — the kind of desserts she's been specializing in for nearly 14 years now.
German, who originally hails from Augusta, Georgia, attended culinary school in Seattle before moving to Dallas and has been baking and selling cakes out of her home since the early 2000s. Although she never advertised and relied strictly on word-of-mouth, she says her customer base grew to the point where she and her husband could hardly keep up with demand.
So where does Trinity Groves come in? German explains she met Mike Babb (of fellow TG tenant Babb Bros BBQ) while cycling at a local YMCA. "We would talk food everyday," says German. Babb encouraged her to take samples of her cakes to Trinity Groves, which she did — day after day, slice after slice until she got a meeting.
German says Cake Bar will be open in the evenings to cater to the Trinity Groves dinner crowds looking for a little something sweet (there will also be ice cream to go along with the cake). She'll also eventually add sheet cakes, with delivery offered to the downtown area. Stay abreast of Cake Bar's development via its Twitter and Facebook pages.
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