West Columbia, SC (Paul Kirby) – Buttercream Dreams, a new bakery that will make custom cakes and lots of other sweet treats, is opening this Saturday in West Columbia. Owner Jolene Bailey, a self-taught and experienced baker who believes everything should always taste fresh and decadent, will be its owner, operator, and head baker.
Jolene said during a recent interview that she has baked for years out of her home, but finally decided to open her own space inside Tylar Rose. That’s a pageant and formal wear store on C-Avenue in Triangle City. She is opening this weekend after getting her DHEC certification and all her licensing just in time for the holidays. Jolene says that because she has already accepted orders for Christmas, she will be opening this Sunday afternoon from 10 to 5 p.m. and next Monday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Those would normally be her days off, but she doesn’t want to disappoint her Christmas customers. Her regular hours after this grand-opening weekend will be Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Jolene’s specialties include custom cakes for birthdays and other occasions, luscious pound cakes, which are a southern favorite, chocolate dipped strawberries, cookies, and cupcakes. After the first of the year she will phase in some morning pastries too. She can also offer you a single slice of select cakes if someone around your home would tattle to your doctor should you decide to tackle a whole cake by yourself. In a case like that, you scarf down the delicious evidence and shake the crumbs off yourself before you get home to the rat fink who can’t keep his mouth shut; They don’t deserve a nibble this good anyway! You can also have a great cup of coffee or a cold drink at Buttercream Dreams.
Jolene said that there’s no comparison between a fresh, custom baked cake and one bought at a grocer. She says that you will immediately be able to taste the difference when you savor the real creamery butter, pure cane sugar, and other high-quality ingredients in her's. True bakery cakes are much more delicious, especially when a baker like Jolene really pours some love and care in the batter.
Buttercream Dreams’ street address is 1230 C Avenue, West Columbia. It’s not hard to find. If you are headed toward Columbia, turn left at Zesto’s ice cream cone and look on your right. Call Jolene to set up a cake consultation or just walk in and check it out. You, maybe not your doctor, but YOU will certainly be glad you did!