Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Fabulous Finds

Isn't it amazing how many people take their little idea and turn it into an empire? We talk about those entrepreneurs out there...those people who not only have the vision but know how to carry it out. There was a television program a few months ago highlighting Michigan entrepreneurs, and low and behold I recently found myself walking into the brainchild of one of these talented idealists.

Sweetie-licious Bakery Cafe is a delightful blast from the past. When you walk in to this bakery in downtown DeWitt, MI you are engulfed in the aroma of fresh pastries. Cookies, muffins, and the famous pies. The decor is definitely 1950's - with all employees wearing aprons, pearls, cute and perky headbands, and wide smiles. Pony tails? Sure:) And curls. An EZ-Bake Oven is perched on a partition, vintage cookbooks, aprons, pictures and other memorabilia are tastefully displayed around the shop.

The woman who founded this well-known empire is Linda Hundt, and she has been featured on the Food Network and Today Show. An award winner, she also holds pie-making classes which have a minimum waiting list of 6 months!

If you find yourself near this small town near Lansing, please stop and enjoy the fare. There are a few breakfast and lunch items available; the day I was there with a friend we enjoyed the fresh quiche. It was served with fruit, and a choice of bread and cheese or muffin. Delicious. Grab a coke from the old frig and sit a while. What a fabulous find.

Of course, if you take one of the delicious pies home (they're available by the slice, 5" or 9"), make sure you supervise the serving area closely. I'm not a product photographer, so was working to find a way to show off the incredible Cherry Berry Berry Pie (cherries, blueberries and raspberries), and it was only by luck that I saved that ice cream from a local predator.



S. Etole said...

That looks like a great find!

Anonymous said...

when there is delicious food on the table, who remembers to photograph them? it does look delicious.

Jeanie said...

Amen! Linda Hundt is one of the kindest and loveliest people I've ever met and the shop -- it's wonderful and everything is delicious! I'm so glad you've discovered it! Must share this on FB!

Sandy K. said...

Thanks for sharing on Facebook, Jeanie. This is definitely a find that everyone should enjoy!

Anonymous said...

I love this place ~ so charming and such yummy food.

Nice to meet you, I clicked over via Jeanies post :)

Angie said...

I was there about a month ago, and you are correct in all of your descriptions.What a great place to visit....and the atmosphere makes you want to just stay and soak it all up.

Maggie W. said...

I have been to two of Linda's pie and quiche making classes...what fun! Linda is as sweet as her little shop! Just walking in to Sweeties lifts your spirits! So glad that you had the opportunity to discover this gem of a bakery!

Those of us who live in DeWitt are truly blessed for all of Linda's efforts (and her wonderful staff), and so our our tummies!

Sandy K. said...

Thank you for visiting, and your validations of this fabulous find! It's definitely on my return list. Quicke class? Sign me up!

Sandy K. said...

Maggie, do you have a blog or web site? I can't seem to link through your name.

Slices of Beauty... said...

Looks delish!

There is nothing like an entrepreneural spirit but you are so right, it's the will to see the ideas through that matters.

Hope your week is fab so far.