Jessica Brooks started her love for baking years ago when her Grandmother began teaching her and sharing recipes with her. Her creative talents that came from a background in graphic design propelled her to begin baking cakes at home for family and friends. Word of mouth started to travel and it became time to move the baking out of her home. In February 2013 she opened Ladybug Baking Company in the heart of York City where I personally enjoyed some of her lunch menu choices with my co-workers. After a while she decided she wanted "smaller everything" and had ties to New Cumberland through her Aunt and knew it had the small town feel she was hoping for. She began looking for a space in New Cumberland and Ladybug Baking Company opened its doors here on August 10, 2014.
Once settled here she decided to add some new menu items such as smoothies, frozen frappes, pies, and quiches. At Ladybug there are also Gluten Free options and there is a willingness to work with any food allergy/special diet needs. Also Jessica will be partnering with the VFW for Thanksgiving and donating pumpkin pies for the free meal they host annually.
Since moving to her new space here Jessica has noticed that her cakes have really taken off - especially her wedding cakes. She loves the cakes that are very crazy/different and really tap into her creative talents. She is willing to work with any bride's budget and her favorite cake (so far) that she has ever made was Alice In Wonderland themed. When asked about what she thought about her new home in New Cumberland she summed it up in two words: "very welcoming". For my last question I asked where the name Ladybug Baking Company came from and she answered by saying: "my nickname is Ladybug". With that name comes a place where you can find delicious breakfast and lunch options and of course fresh baked goodness.
My name is Christy and I moved to the West Shore ten years ago and into New Cumberland in September 2012. I really enjoy living here and getting to know the community better every day. I enjoy spending time with family, friends and my dog.