David Glass is closing his desserts business once again.
In August of 2009, his company, Desserts By David Glass, went into bankruptcy, forcing Glass to shut down his Bloomfield wholesale bakery after 28 years.
He reopened a smaller operation, called Vivie and David Glass’ Delicious Desserts, in an office park in South Windsor in December of 2010. Since then, Glass and wife Vive have baked old favorites and new creations and sold them to walk-in customers each Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Now he’s shutting down the ovens for the second time.
The cake maker sent out an email to his mailing list on Wednesday afternoon.
“GOODBYE CHERISHED CUSTOMERS.
We are closing soon (6-8 weeks) and moving to Vermont permanently.
But don’t despair: we will be baking all of our traditional holiday favorites during the next few weeks.
Check our weekly emails for our baking schedule.
We hope to see all of you at least one more time so that we can say goodbye and thank you.”
Glass says the decision to cease operations was made after his son Adam, 21, died unexpectedly of a heart condition in August.
“We’ve reorganized our priorities,” says Glass. “We’re moving to be closer to family.”
While there isn’t a firm closing date, Glass says he expects it will be sometime in October.
“We’re going to be baking many of our holiday cakes, so that our customers can have them in their freezers for their own family celebrations,” says Glass.
The cake maker started his company in a house in Hartford’s Asylum Hill neighborhood, and built a brand favored by cake connoisseurs around the country. His dessert repertoire, which included the signature Ultimate Chocolate Truffle Cake, was sold at Zabar’s, Whole Foods, Stew Leonard’s, Trader Joe’s and a number of upscale restaurants.
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