McClain Creations is a bakery and coffee shop located in Newark. The matriarch of the family owned business is Heather McClain. Family is a staple to this small business. It is very evident when visiting the Cherry Valley Road shop, pictures of the McClain family tree are prominently displayed.
After seven years of running their licensed home bakery, Heather and her husband of 25 years, Darryl decided to open a storefront. They remodeled an empty coffee shop and opened McClain Creations Custom Cake and Coffee last May. To date, the venture has been an overwhelming success.
They have several corporate clients, including Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Red Oak Pub and Licking Memorial Health Systems.
They still make cakes for birthdays, weddings and special occasions by request. The request calendar is typically full. “We simply believe a cake should look as good as it tastes and taste as good as it looks and both should exceed customer expectations. We specialize in Custom Cake Design, with the emphasis on Custom,” said Heather
They have expanded their service offerings and now sell cookies, cupcakes, cannoli, muffins and miniature cheesecakes. One of the most popular items is their giant cinnamon rolls. They cinnamon rolls typically sell out daily.
“People stand in line on Saturday mornings to buy our cinnamon rolls,” Heather said. “We sell 150 in an hour. It’s really cool.”
It’s taken many long days and a lot emotional moments to get the bakery up and running, but Heather said it’s been worth it. “We are doing things we’ve dreamed of doing,” she said. “And that’s awesome.”
For more information call 740-522-6075 or visit them on Facebook.
This appeared in OhioFBE – May 1, 2017