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Springfield, MO 65806
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Our Take-and-Bake Cinnamon Rolls are featured in 417 Magazine! Read the full article here. You can also get our cinnamon rolls baked hot and fresh for you! Check out the Pastries section of our menu here.
It’s no secret that Amy McGehee can make a mean cinnamon roll. In fact, her pillowy, gooey swirled wonders developed such a following that she had several requests for a take-and-bake form. She and her bakery team developed those, and now the rolls are only sold by custom order in pans of six and can be baked fresh in your own kitchen. The par-baked rolls are available in regular or maple pecan and come with instructions and glaze, so you can drizzle the delightful treats with glazy goodness while they’re still hot.
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Read the full interview with Amy here!
We're one of the five best cinnamon rolls in Springfield in 417 Magazine. Check out the full article here.
Five Best Cinnamon Rolls
Nothing tastes better during the cold of winter than a little warming cinnamon. We like to get our cinnamon fix in the form of an ooey-gooey, fresh-from-the-oven cinnamon roll. We found the five tastiest cinnamon rolls in 417-land, from a super-huge homemade version tucked away inside a coffee shop to a farmers’ market find that’s heavy on softness and spice. Read on, and pick your favorite.
Photo by Kevin O’Riley
We auditioned for Cupcake Wars season 3. While we didn't hear back from this season (YET!) we will definitely audition again next season. Here's our audition video:
Amycakes was in 417 Magazine! Read the article and Q&A session called "Sweet Success" here.
Learn how the 24-year-old Amycakes Bakery owner got her start.
Photo by Kevin O'Riley
Amy McGehee was around 7 years old when her parents bought her an Easy-Bake Oven. A few years after she baked her first Easy-Bake Oven cake, Amy developed a custom recipe for two peanut butter cookies, which she baked after school every day. She dreamed of opening her own bakery since childhood.
Years later, shortly after she graduated from Drury University, McGehee purchased the former The Bakehouse location and opened Amycakes Bakery (308 West McDaniel St., Springfield, 417-831-6095, sweetsbyamycakes.com). The Bakehouse came with several recipes, but most of the recipes served at Amycakes Bakery came from Amy’s grandma or were developed by Amy herself. The bakery sells cupcakes, cookies, sweet rolls and customized cakes.
A Q&A with Amy McGehee
What’s the first thing you ever baked?
Amycakes is featured on The Food Channel! Read the article "Amycakes: Baking up a Dream" here.
Amycakes: Baking Up a Dream
Little shop enjoys sweet success
That’s Amy McGehee’s story, but she’s no pampered princess. What Amy has loved to do all her life is bake. As a small child she knew she wanted to own her own bakery some day. That day arrived a few months back, when McGehee bought a little bakeshop in downtown Springfield, Mo., and turned it into Amycakes.
McGehee, now 24, earned a degree in Arts Administration in 2008, but never lost sight of that childhood dream. After training for two months under the previous bakeshop owner, Amy took over the tiny operation by herself, with a little assistance from her mom.
It was her grandmother who really taught Amy to make magic with an oven, Amy says. Her mom ‘didn’t really bake,’ Amy says with a chuckle. But she quickly adds that she’s had great support on her flour-dusted business venture from both of her ‘very supportive parents.’
Off to a successful start, Amycakes now has two full-time employees besides Amy, along with one part-timer. Though the shop is small, it’s loaded with charm. Adorning the walls are paintings of cakes and cupcakes done in oil or watercolor, as well as colorful photos of some of Amycakes’ recent creations, including one of an amazing stack of cinnamon rolls that served as a fun ‘cake’ at a wedding reception. They do traditional wedding cakes, too, but Amy especially enjoys doing custom cakes of all kinds, and tries to accommodate just about any design a customer desires. ‘I’ll never grow tired of creating the perfect dessert,’ she says.
All the cakes, pies, cookies and pastries are baked from scratch at Amycakes. Cinnamon rolls are the shop’s best-seller, Amy says. The shop’s signature item is probably the Amycakes cupcakes, notable for their towering crown of buttercream frosting. But ‘flavor is the most important element to me,’ Amy says. ‘Everything you buy should be as moist, flavorful and delicious as it looks.’ We’ve sampled the baked goodies at Amycakes and can vouch that they taste even better than they look.
Amycakes marketing efforts consist of some tradeouts with local TV and radio stations, and messages delivered via Twitter and Facebook.
Those things weren’t around when little Amy McGehee was tugging on her grandmother’s oven, dreaming of the day when she’d be opening her own bakery.
Watch our Valentine's Day treats featured in February of 2010 on Tom Trtan's Ozarks Marketplace. Here's the link.
We're open! Read the full article featuring Amycakes in the Springfield Business Journal here.
Nice article about the Bakehouse changing over to Amycakes! Featured here in the Springfield Business Journal.