Fresh baked cakes are sure to be a hot item in 2019 with the opening of Nothing Bundt Cakes, 3074 Walton Boulevard in Rochester Hills. The bakery, which is expected to open early next year, is a new venture by Jerry and Kelly Yurgo. Founded in 1997, the Texas-based company was built on fresh-baked bundts created from scratch daily. Real eggs, butter and cream cheese for decadent, slowly melting bites. “The product is nothing like anyone has tasted,” said co-owner Jerry Yurgo, a fire battalion chief with the Rochester Hills Fire Department. “My wife is in Texas for training right now. Everything is baked in-house and comes from scratch. From the corporate level down, it’s a phenomenal company.” Yurgo, who has been with the fire department for 23 years, said he plans to stay with the department, at least until the store is running strong. He said Kelly is leaving a career in social work to dedicate her time to the new business. While running a business requires a lot of extra work, he said staff at the bakery should enjoy a reasonable work-life balance compared to most bakeries, as products are made during regular business hours, compared to most bakers who are turning out cakes well before sunrise. And, he said, all cakes are made fresh in-house, never frozen. “It’s an awesome company to start with, and the product is phenomenal,” he said. Nothing Bundt Cakes offers 8-inch, 10-inch, and tiered bundt cakes, as well as miniature “bundtlets,” and bite-sized “bundtinis” in chocolate-chocolate chip, classic vanilla, red velvet, white chocolate raspberry, carrot, lemon, confetti, marble and pecan praline flavors.
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