A franchise of Nothing Bundt Cakes will be located in the Barclay Farms Shopping Center in Cherry Hill at 1409 Marlton Pike 70E. Owners Jessica and Steve Boese are overseeing the construction now and shooting to open in June. This will be the first South Jersey location for the bundt cake-based bakery.
Originally from Philadelphia, Jessica, 42, met her husband Steve, 54, while they had been living in Texas where they both worked at a major restaurant corporation. After they started a family, she stayed home with their two sons, until the boys were in school. She returned to the workforce focusing on non-profit work, including a group that supports a government food program for children and adults, and then five years in communications for a k-12 public charter school district in Texas.
They had always wanted to move back to be closer to her family and the shore, where she had happy memories as a child in a house her grandfather built on Long Beach Island. In 2020, she talked her husband Steve into heading back east, moving to Haddonfield, and opening the bakery in Cherry Hill. Their sons are now 15 and 12, so it seemed like a good time to leave Texas and pursue something new.
“After 30+ years in restaurants, including being a multi-unit director and consultant, Steve was ready for something new,” Jessica told South Jersey Food Scene. “Moving back East had always been the goal, so here we are and we couldn’t be more excited to bring Nothing Bundt Cakes to Cherry Hill.”
Nothing Bundt Cakes was founded in 1997 in Las Vegas by Dena Tripp and Debbie Shwetz specializing in festive bundt cakes, bundtlets (miniature bundt cakes), and bundtinis (bite-sized bundt cakes). There are now over 250 bakeries throughout the USA with many in the Greater Philadelphia area. This will be the first in South Jersey.
The grand opening will involve a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Camden County Regional Chamber of Commerce, a community give-back day where a percentage of sales will go to a local charity, chances to win prizes, and free bundlets for all. A grand opening date will be announced soon.
Marilyn is a freelance writer covering the food and drink scene of South Jersey. You can find more of her writing on Philly Grub and NewsBreak.