By Sarah Allen
The best small-town secrets are often tucked away — a sentiment that is certainly true of Liz’s Bake Shop.
Owned by Liz Beechy, the Amish bakery is located outside of Hillsboro, off of U.S. 50, at 7960 Overman Road. The bakery sits at the end of a long lane.
And while the store may be hard to find on a map, the goodies that wait inside are impossible to overlook.
The bakery, not quite 2 years old, is the culmination of a dream Beechy has had since she was young.
“I had this in my mind when I was a school-age child,” Beechy said. “I had dreams about it.”
When Beechy was 23, she began selling her baked goods and other products at roadside stands. Now, at 25, she has her own bakery.
Beechy’s day starts at 4:30 a.m. From then until 10 a.m., she prepares cookies, breads, cinnamon rolls, pies and candies. Once a week, she also makes homemade noodles.
Weekends, however, are her busiest days. On Friday and Saturday, the bake shop is “an all-day thing,” with baking starting at 3 a.m. On those days, special treats are added to the menu: fried pies on Friday and Saturday and soft pretzels on Saturday.
Also available at the bake shop are some canned fruits and vegetables.
Her most popular items, however, are her doughnuts and buckeye candies.
Beechy said as much as she enjoys baking, she also enjoys seeing the people who visit her shop.
“I love my customers,” Beechy said. “They come in all smiles.”
LIZ’S BAKE SHOP
7960 Overman Road, Hillsboro, OH 45133
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and Friday and Saturday. Closed Thursday and Sunday.