BUCKHANNON — An iconic local bakery from days past is back in business. The Red Roof Bakery, LLC. had its grand re-opening on April 5. The bakery is located at 951 Hall Road in Buckhannon and if you do not see the sign, you will definitely notice the red roof. Mary Ann Turner Cutright is the owner of The Red Roof Bakery, LLC.
Cutright previously owned the bakery in Buckhannon from 1991-1998. FEMA bought the property where the bakery was formerly located and Cutright moved back home to take care of her ailing mother. After her mother passed away, Cutright went on to drive school bus until the last of her five children completed their education. It was at this time that she decided to build a new bakery beside her home and family farm, and re-open the doors to the public. Cutright had the exterior of the bakery built and her five sons worked together with other friends and family members to complete the interior.
Cutright has attended several classes to increase her knowledge and creativity with baking and design. She has attended classes in North Carolina and as far off as Chicago with infamous bakers such as Wayne Steinkoph, Don Butler and Earleen Moore. When Cutright attended the class in Chicago she enrolled her husband in the class, but little did he know he would have to bake and decorate a wedding cake to complete the course. Since that time, her husband has come to enjoy molding fondant for decorative purpose on the cakes.
The Red Roof Bakery is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday and she encourages customers to stop in any time for a sweet treat. She specializes in weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and celebratory business occasions. Cutright makes cupcakes as well as all styles and sizes of cakes. She stated, “If there is something I do not have, I will refer customers to another local business that can accommodate the need.”
Cutright reported that the bakery will also carry Mercken’s candy coating molds, chocolate, oils, peppermint, bags and sucker sticks in the fall.