An interactive bakery in Yarmouth that allows customers to decorate their own cakes and cupcakes will open a second location this winter on Stevens Avenue in Portland.

Alan Fried, who owns Ice It! Bakery in Yarmouth with his wife, Sharon Kuhrt, said the new location at 502 Stevens Ave. will feature everything sold at the Yarmouth bakery – pastries, cupcakes, custom cakes – but it will also be a coffee shop with full espresso bar service. Fried and Kuhrt plan to emphasize more prominently their savory hand pies at the Portland bakery, and they’ll add some breakfast sandwiches and light lunch items to the menu.

“We’ve been doing great here in Yarmouth, and we’ve really been looking for a way to expand,” Fried said. “The Deering neighborhood is one we’ve had our eye on for a couple of years.”

The Yarmouth bakery is located at 305 Route 1. The Portland location will be in a new mixed-use building still under construction. Fried said there will be three businesses on the ground level and residential apartments upstairs.

The Yarmouth bakery hosts scheduled decorating parties for both adults and children. Individuals are also welcome to drop in on their own, even without a reservation, to decorate a cake or cupcakes, Fried said.

“I think it gives them a chance to be artistic in a way that’s easy,” he said. “They can come and do this without having any skill. A lot of people would never decorate a cake at home because they don’t have the equipment, they don’t have the confidence.”

Fried said he hopes to have the Portland bakery open by mid-January.

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