Sweets are considered baked into the recipe of most Valentine's Day observations--and in the case of Sweetie Pie's Bakery on Main in St. Charles, it's also a recipe for producing joy for others.
Sweetie Pie's owner Lydia Allen was only 15 at the time of her first cake sale. Now at 21 years old, she and her mother, Maria Allen, offer custom cakes, cupcakes, macarons, cookies, scones, cinnamon rolls and cheesecakes at the bakery and coffee shop, which opened during November 2019.
“I've always loved baking, and when I paired that up with my creative talents of designing and decorating special occasion cakes, I knew this was my passion,” states Lydia. “Now I offer so many wonderful sweet treats and baked goods from my storefront. I love LOVE, and Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays to create delicious treats for customers to give as gifts."
She says they offer treats for every type of Valentine: special someones, kids, teachers, friends and even galentines!
Flavor lists at Sweetie Pie's vary by food category and day, and range from rose water raspberry, strawberry champagne and wildberry lavender to raspberry lemon, triple chocolate and espresso caramel.
The 2020 Valentine's Day lineup is slated to include customized items, such as as macarons, chocolate-covered strawberries and heart-shaped cheesecakes--all designed to show fondness and kindness.
“We’re so excited to share our love of all things sweet! Knowing we play a part in making someone’s Valentine’s Day special is so much fun,” Lydia admits.
The cut-off date for Sweetie Pie Valentine's product pre-orders is Feb. 10, but the store will have items for grab-and-go as well until the holiday. Delivery is available for additional charges.
Sweetie Pie’s Bakery also has a party room that can be rented for parties or classes for up to 12 people.
519 S. Main St., St Charles, 636.627.1898