A new Fairhaven bakery not only wants to bring sweet treats to customers, but inspire them to create their own.
Sweet Bellingham opened in mid-September at 1005 Harris Ave., next to Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant. The bakery has three things it wants to provide customers, said owner Nancy Babick. The first is plenty of treats, including a variety of candy apples, cookies and cupcakes. The second is to offer cake decoration classes for adults and children, while the third is to sell tools and supplies for customers to do the baking at home.
Along with the baked goods at the counter, Sweet Bellingham will also do special orders, including birthday cakes for children. Many of the items for sale are meant to be grab-and-go snacks, so people can continue wandering around the shops of Fairhaven, Babick said. Some gluten-free items are available.
The classes can take place any day and be customized to what the group wants — if an appointment is scheduled. It could be a birthday party activity, team-building exercise for employees or even a date night, she said, adding she plans on having several Halloween-themed classes in the coming weeks to show some fun ways to decorate.
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As for the tools and supplies that are for sale, Babick said she wanted to focus on brands that might be hard to find in arts and crafts stores. It includes a variety of U.S. made baking pans, tools for decorating and some key ingredients.
“I think more people want to have control over the quality of ingredients and the pride of making something themselves,” Babick said. “It’s also a really fun hobby.”
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