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Frost Bake Shop opens in The Lake District

- Jennifer Chandler

Things just got a little sweeter in Lakeland. Frost Bake Shop opened a third location in The Lake District developmen­t on Monday.

The new bakery is at 9845 Lake District Drive North in Suite 113. It's one of the first businesses to open in the developmen­t.

Kristi Kloos, who owns Frost Bake Shop with her husband, Bill, said the new bakery will carry its full line of cakes, cupcakes, cookies and bars.

That's 17 flavors of cupcakes (18 when it's pumpkin spice season), 12 varieties of 9-inch cakes, nine flavors of 6-inch rosette cakes, five flavors of brownies and bars, as well as its line of famous gooey cookies.

“We also have five mini pies and five mini cheesecake­s in the case,” Kloos said.

The bakery, which is open seven days a week, makes everything from scratch. Cakes are frozen to ensure they remain fresh and perfectly decorated for transport.

Frost's signature frosting is one of the key components that has made this Memphis bakery so popular.

“Our frosting is a butter and cream cheese base. It's the perfect mixture of the two. The combinatio­n has a nice finish — unlike when you make a traditiona­l buttercrea­m with shortening,” said

Kloos, adding the base recipes originated from the Kloos family.

The new bake shop

At 3,200 square feet, the new location is closer in size to the Colliervil­le bakery than the smaller East Memphis location in Laurelwood.

“The Lakeland bakery will have a wedding and events space like we do in Colliervil­le,” said Kloos, adding wedding consultati­ons will be held at both the Lakeland and Colliervil­le locations.

The Lakeland bakery also has space for birthday parties and special gatherings.

Casual café seating is available for those wishing to enjoy their treats at the shop, plus free Wi-fi.

The recipe for expansion

The opening of the third location happened in conjunctio­n with the expansion of the bakery's production facility in Bartlett this past year.

Kloos said they knew they would need more production space to keep up with the demand of having three bakeries open seven days a week.

“We now have over 10,000 square feet,” Kloos said. “We started out with one bay, and now we have four bays.”

One bay is dedicated to mixing and baking, while another is for cake

 ?? JOE RONDONE/THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL ?? Owner Kristi Kloos behind the counter of her new store, Frost Bakery’s Lakeland location on Monday, May 2.
JOE RONDONE/THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL Owner Kristi Kloos behind the counter of her new store, Frost Bakery’s Lakeland location on Monday, May 2.

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