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The business started in her home, but as friends and family members increasingly asked for the cakes and pastries she made, Lisa Freeman decided it was time to begin selling to the public.
“This is just one of those things where enough people ask for it, and you decide this is something you ought to be doing,” Freeman said.
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The couple had sold items throughout the summer at the Springfield Farmer’s market, and it’s possible they could move into a proposed permanent market downtown if that site becomes a reality. But either way, they said they plan to remain downtown. It’s the couple’s first retail business.
“That’s really the concept of this bakery is that it has to be downtown,” Dan Freeman said. “You can put a bakery out on North Bechtle Avenue, but downtown has that unique feel to it.”
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Lisa Freeman said her favorite things to bake are the items she finds most challenging. She said she prefers to use traditional ingredients to make items like puff pastries and croissants.
“The harder things are to bake, the more I like to tackle it,” Lisa Freeman said.
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