By Cindy Lange-Kubick
Flatwater Free Press 

Over the moon:

The old-timey small town bakery putting Cornland on the map


December 1, 2022

Susan Larson Rodenburg | Flatwater Free Press

Baking buddies • Lindsey Oelling, with best friend and co-worker, Sean Flattery, at the Paper Moon this summer. The pair wears clothing that fits the old-timey vibe of the pastry shop.

CORTLAND – It's five days before the big day.

The Model A dashes down West Fourth Street. Its driver pulls up to a brick storefront and strolls inside, jaunty, dressed in his Sunday best.

The black-and-white scene turns technicolor, like a Gage County "Pleasantville," as a brunette with cherry red lips leans in with a coffee pot and winks.

Welcome to Paper Moon Pastries, the 1930s-style small-town bakery inspired by a classic movie – its public introduction captured by drone and iPhone.

That spring night, the brunette baker heads home – a short tree-lined stroll away – and edits the footage in...

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