Kristen Lineberry and Tiffany Young attended Southwestern Randolph High School, graduating in 2007. It wasn’t until about five years ago that they really got to know each other, and became friends.
Kristen worked for the Randolph County School system and in her spare time she restored and painted old furniture and home décor out of her house.
Tiffany was a stay at home mom, who has baked for friends and neighbors on the side since high school. Her other passion is art, in many forms and photography is just one of the ways she expresses herself.
They created The Painted Batter a few years ago and were creating cakes, cupcakes and other treats by special order only. They found a great location on Fayetteville Street in Asheboro, two doors down from Four Saints Brewing Company, and decided to take a chance. It took six weeks of back-breaking work and creative genius to turn the dingy space they first toured into a beautiful showcase for their baked goods, home décor and accessories. With the help of their husbands and family members, it took two weeks to expose and clean the beautiful brick walls. They also built a wall to create a private event space in the back of the bakery, and everything was ready to go.
They opened on August 25th and haven’t slowed down since. They offer a wide variety of special order cakes for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and other occasions. In addition to special order cakes, they offer cupcakes and cake by the slice in the store to satisfy that sweet tooth. They are the only local shop that makes French Macarons from scratch, and really good cheesecakes and brownies! This is not like going to the local grocery store and picking out a cake and slapping Happy Birthday on it. They bake everything from scratch, and Tiffany takes pride in using her art background to create beautiful and memorable decorations, which complement the flavors. With over 80 flavor cakes and frosting combinations, you will not be disappointed!
I know this, because my daughter was very specific when she requested her wedding cake. She wanted a lemon poppy seed cake, with blackberry frosting. A friend suggested I call a well-known bakery in Greensboro, but not only would they NOT make the flavor she wanted, they wanted to charge $500 for a cake for 50 people! I was aghast, and when I hung up the phone I immediately drove over to The Painted Batter (which should have been my first choice!). Not only did they make the flavor and frosting she wanted, but they made a couple of great suggestions that we approved and as you can see by the cake in the photo, they nailed it! Everyone at the wedding loved it and I’m a fan for life!
Kristen also has many of her furniture pieces in the shop for sale, as well as home décor, candles, t-shirts and jewelry. With Christmas coming, it’s a great place to stop and enjoy a slice of cake or cupcake while you shop!
They designed an event space for small intimate gatherings, bridal or baby showers, anniversary dinners, small office parties – for a small fee you can rent the space for your special occasion. Reservations and a deposit are recommended to hold it. The space is available during business hours, and days they are closed by special request.
If you are interested in a special order cake or other baked goods, please give them a call – they need at least a two week notice as busy as they have become in a short period of time, so get those orders in soon! Keep an eye on their Facebook page for daily specials – www.facebook.com/paintedbatter.
Kristen and Tiffany would like to extend a huge Thank You to the customers who have supported them during their launch. They look forward to serving you for years to come!
The Painted Batter is located at 208 S Fayetteville Street, in Asheboro. Give them a call at 336.318.5621 or drop in from Wednesday to Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm. Their hours are subject to change based on demand, so always check Facebook for updates.