Bent’s adding wedding cakes for couples planning nuptials

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 19 March 2023 at 9:09 pm

Mary’s Confections will be new bakery business at historic opera house in Medina

Photo by Ginny Kropf: Mary Sandy, left, executive pastry chef at Harvest Restaurant, confers with events coordinator Faye Conley and owners Heather and Roger Hungerford about developing a bakery business, specializing in wedding cakes.

MEDINA – Bent’s Opera House has developed a top restaurant, one-of-a-kind boutique hotel rooms and historic opera house for events. Now its staff is ready to promote it as a prime wedding/event venue and bakery.

On Friday, Bent’s owner Roger Hungerford, his wife Heather and events coordinator Faye Conley sat down with pastry chef Mary Sandy to finalize plans for starting a service to offer wedding cakes and dessert platters.

Sandy made eight flavors of cupcakes and seven flavors of frosting for the Hungerfords to sample and make recommendations.

Cupcake flavors were white, almond, chocolate, marble (white and chocolate), strawberry, strawberry marble, white almond raspberry and funfetti.

Frosting flavors were marble, strawberry, lemon, mocha, cookies and cream, vanilla and chocolate.

Bent’s Opera House has already attracted entertainment acts, private parties and regular swing dancing, but owners now want to emphasize the space as a wedding/reception venue. Having a bakery under the same roof will be a convenience for brides.

Sandy envisions brides coming in to sample an array of cupcake and frosting flavors, which they have chosen for her to prepare. She would have a display of wedding cakes on hand to view, as well.

A second meeting room at Harvest will become a tasting room.

The new business will be called Mary’s Confections. Sandy will offer custom wedding cakes, cupcakes and dessert platters containing such confections as brownie bites, mini cupcakes, fresh fruit tarts, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate mousse cups, mini cheesecakes and cream puffs.

In addition, Bent’s will offer a complete package to couples, which will include a reception in Bent’s Opera House, bar service and an overnight stay in the Color of Love Suite.

The Hungerfords have also announced another new service to be offered by Harvest – full-service catering, which will begin in June 2024.

This year on Mother’s Day, Bent’s will be serving a brunch buffet called “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”

For information on ordering a wedding cake brides can contact Sandy at She will also take dessert orders for customers outside of Bent’s.

For information on any other events or services, contact Conley at