The pastry shelves at Buttermilk are stocked with donuts, scones, muffins, cakes, cinnamon rolls, cheesecake, pies, and cupcakes, all of which are homemade. As well as their daily pastry selection, Buttermilk lovingly bakes hand-kneaded batches of their own brioche bread each day. Finally, they bake wedding and special occasion cakes to order.
“We’ve both been working in restaurants and bakeries and we finally found an opportunity here,” said Laura Boehmer, who opened the Buttermilk Bake Shop in Old Towne Petersburg along with her partner, Ben Cronk. “I think part of what makes us special is making quality products from scratch,” Laura says. “I like to think we offer something special to a really special community.”