DENVER — Steven Roberts Original Desserts and its subsidiary Ticklebelly Desserts have purchased a 380,000-square-foot facility in Aurora, Colo. The acquisition is expected to allow the companies to consolidate their Colorado bakeries, warehouse, and corporate headquarters under one roof, to increase manufacturing and shipping capacity of their signature desserts, and to add up to 800 new jobs to the area over the next three years. The facility will open mid-2013.

Currently, Steven Roberts Original Desserts operates two bakeries and one warehouse in Colorado as well as a bakery in Pembroke, N.C. The Pembroke bakery, which was opened in 2011, will remain open.

“Our sustained growth allowed us to purchase this facility, and we plan to invest millions of dollars renovating the building to continue to grow our companies and produce our innovative, award-winning desserts,” said Charles Kosmont, chairman of Steven Roberts Original Desserts and Ticklebelly Desserts. “With our bakery in Pembroke, N.C., this new facility gives us close to 520,000 square feet of manufacturing, warehouse, and office space.”

Steven Roberts Original Desserts develops and produces a broad line of frozen desserts, selling them directly to restaurants, hotels, theaters and grocery stores. Founded in 1995, Steven Roberts Original Desserts, L.L.C. is a privately held, Denver-based company owned by Mr. Kosmont and Steven Fabos.

Ticklebelly Desserts provides gourmet products for the consumer marketplace, including dessert shots, cake pops, cakebabies and dessert minis. Ticklebelly also bakes a line of individually packaged gourmet cupcakes, molten cakes, cheesecakes, and infused cakes. Headquartered in Denver, Ticklebelly was founded in 2007. Its products are available nationwide in the in-store bakery section of select grocery stores, including select Kroger and Target locations.