Tuesday Jul 15 2008 comments Petunia's Bakery By: Ashley Baer/Auburn Journal -A +A Rachel Brandin, owner of Petunia's Bakery, chats with Drew Morgan as he buys a box of macaroons. Rachel Brandin works with Cricket Hopkins at the bakery, which opened on April 12, 2008 and specializes in cookie baskets and cupcake platters. Rachel Brandin wraps a box of macaroons with Petunia's signature green ribbon, which adorns every purchase that leaves the bakery. In the back of the bakery, Cricket Hopkins pulls out a sheet of miniature chocolate cookies. Cupcake platters are popular for birthday parties and other events. Rachel Brandin pulls out desserts from Petunia's display case. The bakery is named after a childhood nickname that Brandin's mom gave her.