If you've passed by the Village Center Mall in Snyders recently, you've probably found it hard to ignore new mouthwatering aromas emitting from one of its newest businesses.
The new bakery, called Belly Buzzers, held its grand opening a few weeks ago, and since then, has been bustling with customers and orders.
"It has always been a dream of ours to open a made-from-scratch bakery that will replicate all the local favorites." That is how married couple Mike and Tina Scott described their strong desire of opening a bakery in West Penn.
Customers entering the store are greeted with a large variety of seasonal pastries and desserts, to include one of a kind or rare creations.
"The area needed a bakery," said Mike, who also operated a grocery store/deli in Delano.
Some of their baked goods and pastries offered consist of seasonal favorites, personalized birthday cakes, chocolate-covered bacon, cupcakes, breads, medium and 11-inch pies, croissants, Danishes, muffins, cookies, brownies as well as organic coffee and a large variety of bagels and doughnuts.
The Scotts stressed that they only use fresh ingredients in all the recipes.
"When you come to a small place, everyone is kind-hearted and fun," said Mike, who also owns an excavating company and the Wildcat Housing Development.
"We have a revolving menu and try to have something new every time you come in," said Tina.
They also pointed out their secret weapon, Cathie Kabana, a full-time pastry chef at the bakery. Kabana graduated from the New York Culinary School.
Stating the amount of time and work needed, Mike said, "We arrive at work at around 3 a.m. to make sure the pastries and breads are fresh every morning."
When asked why they called it Belly Buzzers, Mike recalled a mother calling pastry treats to her child as belly buzzers.
Both Mike and Tina mentioned that there isn't anything they can't make, telling customers to simple ask.
They also encourage local charities and non-profits to contact them with fundraising ideas, no matter the size.
The Scotts also operate a fresh bakery stand at the Hometown Farmers Market every Wednesday. They are located in the old bowling alley.
Customer Peggy Glose said, "I wish they were here many years ago. This is a great place. The owners are so kind."
Belly Buzzers, located at the intersection of SR309 and SR895, accepts credit cards and is open Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information or to place an order, contact them at (570) 386-2005, firstname.lastname@example.org or via Facebook.