Tees Cakes

Eddie and Theresa Herrod have begun renovating a storefront in Benson Plaza where they plan to open a bakery called Tee's Cakes and Pastries in the Birmingham suburb of Chelsea, Alabama.

Eddie Herrod and his wife have been baking for years. They owned a bakery in downtown Birmingham, Herrod's Bakery, during the early 2000s, and Theresa has also worked in bakeries at Walmart and Publix. Herrod said they wanted to own their own shop again, and that Chelsea does not have many bakeries in the area.

Herrod said his wife's lemon cake is one of his personal favorites, but her signature pecan pie and made-to-order banana pudding have also been popular.

Tee's will sell pies, cakes and small pastries, as well as offer wedding cakes and catering.