Tucked into a quiet neighborhood of Highlands Ranch, three women are busy whipping up all kinds of goodies to try to spread cheer among the pandemic.
Suga Me Sweet Bakery hand-crafts delicious treats with you in mind.
“We do everything custom,” says the bakery’s owner and founder Kristin Marin. “We do everything fresh, made from scratch. So, there's a lot of work and love that goes into what we do here.”
The cookies, cupcakes, and cakes are literally baked from her home into your hands.
“We finished our basement,” Marin said. “So, we have a commercial kitchen here in the house. And, we’re licensed and health department inspected here.”
She said working from home has its privileges, and they've been fortunate to thrive during the pandemic.
Their cookie decorating kits have been a hit for families with kids.
Each month, they box up shaped cookies, colorful icing, and sprinkle toppings with a different theme.
“We try to match the theme of the month,” Marin said. “So last month was 'Fun in the Sun.' We had beach ball, flip flops, sunshine (cookies) — that kind of thing.”
Their bread and butter, though, is big events.
Corporate orders and large events have been cut by the coronavirus.
But, Marin says special moments still deserve to be celebrated.
“We like getting in with companies,” she said. “Doing little cookies, special events for them. Those are fun for us. But, we love weddings. Weddings are fun, too.”
Once they get to celebrate something big with somebody, it feels like they get to become part of the family, she said.
“Then, we're there for the baby showers and the birthdays, and everything that comes after," she said.
It’s a sprinkle of smiles here. And, a layer of laughter there.
So, life always has a taste of happiness.
“We love when they come to pick up a cake or cookies,” Marin said. “And they just gush ‘Oh, my gosh. This is so beautiful. These are so perfect.' That's the response we want.”
This month's cookie decorating kit theme is "Back to School," with cookies shaped like apples, caterpillars, pencils, and rulers.
They also deliver baked goods to first responders.
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