Denver couple opens Petunia Bakeshop in Jefferson Park

Petunia Bakeshop has already been commissioned to make a custom-made wedding ceremony cake after being open for 3 weeks. (Courtesy of Jonatan Guzman)

Diana and Manuel Guzman have been ready years to open their bakery in Jefferson Park.

The couple has self-funded the opening of Petunia Bakeshop at 3000 W. twenty third Ave., which debuted on the finish of January.

Manuel, who additionally sells restaurant and bakery gear, used cash from his different enterprise for the renovations.

“He’d promote a mixer after which we’d be able to redo the flooring, which is why it took us so lengthy,” Diana stated. “I couldn’t imagine it after we have been lastly able to open.”

The Guzmans beforehand owned Cake Depot, a cake provide retailer firm that they opened in the identical 2,000-square-foot area in 2011.

They began it after operating a few Mexican bakeries inside Save A Heaps round city, the place they realized there was a spot available in the market for cake provides.

However when prospects stored visiting Cake Depot asking for muffins, the Denver residents have been able to get their arms soiled as soon as once more.

In 2020, the couple offered Cake Depot to a buyer, Eva Crespo, who moved the provision retailer to the opposite finish of the retail strip at 3014 W. twenty third Ave., and so they put that cash towards the opening of Petunia Bakeshop.

Diana, 39, has all the time cherished being within the kitchen, which is the place she’d spend most of her time together with her working mom rising up. She took cake adorning courses at Emily Griffith Technical School and obtained a level in baking and pastry cooking at Johnson & Wales College earlier than it closed.

“I used to be in a position to return to highschool and end it earlier than the bakery was accomplished,” she stated.

Diana Guzman’s favourite recipe is the one for her snickerdoodle cookies. (Courtesy of Jonatan Guzman)

Petunia Bakeshop is open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and from 8 a.m. to three p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

The bakery sells espresso, croissants, bread, cookies, danishes, muffins, cake slices and customised muffins, and it plans so as to add extra Mexican pastries and desserts, like tres leches sooner or later.

Guzman has employed two of her classmates from Johnson & Wales to assist her within the kitchen.

“We have already got returning prospects, after three weekends of being open, who need us to make their wedding ceremony cake,” she stated.

Subsequent door, the couple additionally lease an workplace area, which they ultimately hope to show into an ice cream store.

Petunia Bakeshop is known as after Diana’s nickname, pitufa, which implies “smurf” in English. Guzman, who’s 5’1’’, stated her associates would name her Petunia after listening to her nickname rising up. And the nickname has since been handed all the way down to her youngest little one.

“Since that is our new child, I known as it our Petunia,” she stated.