Cake design specialist Bento Bakes now open in Anderson Mill

Bento Bakes
Local cake designer Jen Bento opened her brick-and-mortar shop, Bento Bakes, in December. The bakery makes custom cakes with decorations. (Courtesy Lacey + Lee Photography)

Local cake designer Jen Bento opened her brick-and-mortar shop, Bento Bakes, in December. The bakery makes custom cakes with decorations. (Courtesy Lacey + Lee Photography)

Local custom cake designer Bento Bakes opened a brick-and-mortar location in the Anderson Mill area Dec. 14. Founder and baker Jen Bento, who ran her bakery from her own kitchen for four years, crafts intricate, custom cakes out of buttercream frosting and fondant decorations for birthday parties, showers, weddings and other celebrations. The bakery, located at 13776 Research Blvd., Ste. 139, Austin, also runs daily specials, Bento said.


Due to precautions related to COVID-19, Bento Bakes is taking orders by appointment only, though last-minute orders may be available some days. Custom cake inquiries can be made on the bakery’s website. 512-429-6817. www.bentobakes.com

By Iain Oldman
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the editor for the Northwest Austin edition.