Game On!

Super Bowl, America’s unofficial holiday is in full swing.  What makes it even better this year is that my hometown hosts the week long event.  Years of preparation comes down to one week of excitement, celebration and positive economic impact.  The stage is set showcsing to the entire world a diverse, football-friendly and polished city […]

So you want to start a business?

Start Ups are exhilarating and sometimes anguishing.  More importantly, for many starting a business is unchartered territory met with anxiety and fear.  However, one can extinguish these feelings with proper planning.  This year marks the 10th anniversary of my bakery.  Building a business has been the greatest challenge of my life.  The lessons that I […]

Out with the old. In with the new.

“Each new year, we have before us a brand new book containing 365 blank pages.  Let us fill them with all the forgotten things from last year-the words we forgot to say, the love we forgot to show, and the charity we forgot to offer.” –  Peggy Toney Horton From this quote, I formed my […]

Seasonal Sensations

Have you ever been stuck in a rut?  It happens to me as a baker.  Baking the same items day in and day becomes redundant.  Then inspiration strikes like lightening and a wonderful masterpiece manifests.  That happened when I baked this wonderful strawberries and cream cake.  Then moment I displayed the cake a client couldn’t […]

If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen

“If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.”  We’ve all heard this expression.  Today I baked for about 2 hours in my kitchen and that was about all I could handle.  It was so hot!  I love my industrial, double oven but the heat that it emits is outrageous.  Coupled with our […]

All things new

A friend once told me that she created new year’s resolutions on her birthday and that her new year began on the date of her birth and not as traditionally celebrated on January 1st. Since then, I decided to take a page from her book and adopt the same philosophy.  On Monday I celebrated another […]


Where do you find inspiration? Nature, literature or from someone that you may admire.  This week I was inspired to create a new dessert using ingredients from my favorite drink, chai latte.  These beauties are rich yet complex without an overwhelming flavor profile and the best part is that the recipe is extremely simple.  I hope […]


Time flies when you’re EXTREMELY busy.  Our last post was in February and boy how the year has flown!  In April, we moved into a new storefront, partnering with Kaffeine Coffee Cafe.  Everyone welcomed us and we’ve had an overwhelming response to our pastries, especially the lemon bars.  This opportunity has been the blessing that […]

How to Make Dreams Reality

Sweet Luxuries Bakery is preparing the logistics for our upcoming grand opening, complete with equipment.  The display case we recently purchased is part of that equipment, and we will use this to house our fresh baked goods.  To some, a display case may not seem that significant, but to Sweet Lux, it represents all of […]

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