Friday, August 31, 2012

Big Bundts and More

I like big bundts....

What it is: So, I have officially found my new favorite spot for a sweet treat.  Let's just say you have some errands to run and you've taken your kiddos with you.  You've headed over to New Hope Commons and have headed to Walmart, Barnes and Noble, Michaels, or maybe even Party City.  I don't know if you're kids are like mine, but they have been painful to take on errands recently-continuously trying to come home with every toy or snack they see, fighting with each other, or just whining about when we will finish.  Well, you'll have happy to learn that there is now the perfect spot to stop by after a morning of errands with the kiddos, a perfect place for a delicious reward for both mom and kids after all that shopping in that retail-heavy part of Durham near the intersection of 15-501 and I-40!

I learned about Big Bundts and More when I drove up 15-501 and saw their new sign next door to two of our other new favorites Pomegranate Kitchen and Straw Valley Cafe and Wine Bar.  I was intrigued.  Of course, the name alone got me singing songs from long ago.  Once I did a little research, I learned that Big Bundts and More is a fabulous new bakery that has been doing catering and making appearances at the Chapel Hill Farmers Market and the Southern Village Farmers Market.  Now, they have a store front right next to New Hope Commons where we can all go to satisfy our sweet tooth. 

Big Bundts and More makes bundt cakes and larger cakes to order, and I can't wait to try them.  We've been sampling their smaller goodies (bundlettes and bundt bites) and we are in love!  You can head by their store on Tuesday-Friday from about 9am-1pm and they will be baking.  You never quite know what will be on the menu that day and what will be ready, but you can pretty much guarantee that it will be good.  We had such a good experience when we stopped by last week.  They had some delicious buttermilk bundlettes topped with powdered sugar and some scones were coming out of the oven.  It smelled delicious, and the treats we picked up tasted equally yummy.  Plus, Kristen, the owner, was nice enough to show my little ones her kitchen and was super-friendly.  While they don't have any tables where we can sit, we will still definitely be back anytime we drive by to pick up a little treat to take with us. 

What we liked:  We love the baked goods of all varieties-bundlettes, bundt bites, scones, and more.  I was really impressed by everything I tried and the boys and I loved them.  Plus, Kristen was so nice.  She didn't mind us stopping by in the middle of her baking and was happy to take the time to talk to them and show them around.  That always makes for a fun experience for the kids.  It's also really nice that you can pick up Big Bundts at her storefront, at the Chapel Hill or Southern Village Farmers Markets, or at several other shops including Southern Season, Straw Valley Cafe and Wine Bar, Bull Street Gourmet and Market, and Merritt's Store and Grill.

What we would change: Since she is primarily working for catering and the farmers markets right now, there is not a set menu that you can expect every time you stop by, but that's okay because anything she has is delicious.  Plus, her hours are dependent on when she's there baking so right now she's there primarily between 9 and 1 on Tuesday-Saturday but not in the afternoons or on the weekends. 

Website and other important information:


Address: 5504 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd. Suite 103

E-mail and Phone Number: 919-448-4184,


 (The sign at their new storefront)

 (Bundlettes fresh out of the oven when we visited)

 (Mmmmm-More bundlettes and bundt bites)

(The menu the day we were there)

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