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A new place to find sweet treats -- a bakery -- has opened in the Creston-Kenilworth neighborhood

RITA A. LEONARD - Carrie Padian Teller opened Unicorn Bake Shop recently, at 28th and Gladstone in the Creston-Kenilworth neighborhood. A new place to find sweet treats has opened in the Creston-Kenilworth neighborhood. Unicorn Bake Shop at 2824 S.E. Gladstone Street held a Grand Opening on Leap Year day, February 29. Owner Carrie Padian Teller tells THE BEE she is well-known for her buttercream icing, and has mixers in her kitchen in three different sizes to whip up just the right flavor and amount.

"Everybody deserves a sweet treat," she says with a smile. "That's why we also create vegan and gluten-free items.

"I grew up learning how to bake with my Mom. I've been in business since 2016, but this is our first 'brick and mortar' location – designed and built recently by Propel Studios. We have a team of four employees; seating for 12 to 15 customers; and we can deliver custom cakes ordered by phone at 503/484-5653, or ordered online at – www.unicornbakeshop.com

We bake cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and other sweets. Our specialty is 'unicorn bars' – a sugar cookie bar with buttercream icing and sprinkles."

Unicorn Bake Shop also offers drip coffee from Bright Eyes Coffee, and teas from Clackamas Cup of Tea. Or, you can go next door to Best Friend's new café for espressos and smoothies. "We also sell T-shirts, coffee cups, and cold cups here," remarks Teller.

For décor, the bake shop hired mural artist Ryan Bubnis to decorate the walls with pastel visions of unicorns, cookies, and a roller-skating cupcake. The paintings were finished just before opening day. Teller also invited other professionals to her Grand Opening. "We had Pyxis the Unicorn here for photos," she grins. "Also, a Tarot reader and a woman who does fingernail paintings. There were balloons, discount coupons, and scores of visitors."

The new bake shop is open daily – weekdays, 7 to 3; weekends, 10 to 3. Teller adds. "We also team up with other bakers, such as Kimmie Hutchins from 'Jam Cakes 82', to offer cake-decorating classes for kids and adults." Ask for the schedule, if you're interested.


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