I’m a firm believer that the essential ingredients to building meaningful relationships are butter, flour and sugar. For some reason, these ingredients make it possible to bare your heart and soul, share a genuine smile and make everyday moments magical. Ever since The Little Bird Bakeshop opened, I’ve been hearing from friends and readers about how much they love it. Since my visits for this review, count me as one of the many who will rave about this little corner bakery in the heart of Old Town Square. My experiences have been filled with butter, flour, sugar, smiles, friendship and love.

Owned by pastry chef Amy Wyatt, The Little Bird Bakeshop had a rocky beginning before they opened, originally coming up with the bakery name “Butter” right next to Butter Cream Cupcakery in the square. With customer confusion between the two businesses, the name Butter was replaced with The Little Bird Bakeshop, an homage to Amy’s mother. Since the grand opening on December 14th, 2010, word about The Little Bird Bakeshop has been spreading like melting butter on a hot bun – smooth and tempting.

The space is absolutely beautiful. Quaint, bright, and homey with classic chic style – there are warm wood tones and exposed brick walls and an open look into the kitchen where you can watch Amy bake the day’s treats – almost non-stop. Her culinary experience is quite impressive, including working in the pastry kitchen of Tom Colicchio’s Craft Restaurant in Manhattan, under the guidance of James Beard award-winning pastry chef Karen DeMasco, and as the pastry chef at The Chocolate Room in Brooklyn, New York, the best dessert cafe, as rated by Zagat. The Little Bird Bakeshop uses locally-sourced ingredients from Grant Family Farm, Morning Fresh Dairy, Coal Creek Coffee, Bhakti Chai, and Old Town Spice Shop. When you taste anything from the bakery display, you immediately taste the quality of ingredients and the skill from the hands that made them...

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