Big Bundts will be moving into Durham’s Hummingbird Bakery space and will likely open in March.
Hummingbird Bakery’s owner, Amy Tornquist, wrote in an email Monday: “We decided we were all stretched a little too thin. And since the bakery also wasn’t bringing in tons of orders regularly, it seemed rational to not overextend any more.” Tornquist also owns the nearby restaurant, Watts Grocery, as well as a catering company, Sage & Swift.
Tornquist added that they will be taking orders for baked goods at Hummingbird through Valentine’s. After that, they will take special orders for baked goods through the catering company for pick-up at either Watts Grocery or Sage & Swift. For orders, call 919-957-7889.
“Big bundts are opening and I think that will be an excellent addition to the neighborhood,” Tornquist wrote Monday.
Big Bundts owner Kristen Benkendorfer is very excited to move to a more visible location. For the last seven months, she has been operating a retail and wholesale bakery at the Straw Valley complex, which is a bit hidden off Highway 15-501. “If we can get to where people can find us, it will be so much better,” she said Monday.
Benkendorfer started the baking business out of her home in 2009. She began selling her bundt cakes and other baked goods at the Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market in 2010. (Benkendorfer said they will continue to sell at the farmers’ market.) She’s run a retail and wholesale bakery since 2012. Her lease on the 721 Broad St. space starts March 1 and she hopes to open to open a few weeks later after some minor renovations.