A Dunbar High School grad has taken her desserts on the road. Judging by the offerings on the menu, that’s a very delicious thing.
Bridgette's Cakes & Pastries owner Bridgette Rodgers, also a graduate of Sinclair Community College’s culinary arts program, launched her food truck trailer outside of TheZe DealZ boutique last fall.
Rodgers said she is ready for its first full season with sweet and savory dishes.
On board at each stop is a bevy of dishes from Rodgers Fiesta menu (tacos and similar dishes), All-American menus (burgers and other American classics) or her chili cheese menu.
But the desserts that earned Rodgers local fans always seem to steal the show.
“At every event, I want to have the strawberry shortcake cheesecake on board regardless,” Rodgers said.
Four of a dozen cakes created by Rodgers — her banana pudding cake, her red velvet cake cheesecake and Reese’s cake included — are featured at each event her business attends.
Rodgers also sells an assortment of dessert cups in flavors that include s’mores, cookies and cream, lemon curd and raspberry lemonade.
Dessert cups are $8. Cakes slices are $5 each.
Updates about the business are posted on the Facebook page for Bridgette's Cakes & Pastries, LLC.
After working in the kitchen of several local restaurants, Rodgers took time off after marrying Myron Rodgers and having children, now ages 5 and 7.
She launched her pastry shop in 2014 from her home near Dayton’s border with Clayton.
Several people asked her to go into business with them, but Rodgers said she has other ideas.
“I wanted to see if I could do it myself,” she said.
She started with custom and specialty cakes.
She eventually came up with her recipe for the strawberry shortcake cheesecake.
“It kind of blew up,” she said.
Rodgers says she has gotten request after request for the cake she likens to a strawberry crunch ice cream bar.