A mother-daughter duo, now open at the 7/41 Crossings.
When I saw the name of this new business I immediately thought it was a soda shop. Like a retro, pull up a stool to the counter, soda fountain kind of place. I mean, check out the tap handle for a keg (of soda pop) in the logo. Wait, that is a frosting piping bag.
Even on day one, the line was out the door. Okay, that may have had a little something to do with the limited capacity allowed in the bakery (due to COVID-19). But either way, customers of all ages were eager to get a taste from this sweet retreat.
The line moved quickly, and I was warmly welcomed in to the sight of a large and bustling bakery display case. The case featured a much larger variety than I had anticipated (over 2 dozen different items). First the cupcakes, then cookies. Next bars and truffles. And behind the counter, ice cream. Yes, please!
I wasn't sure what to choose, though I quickly decided on Monster Cookies for my kids. But the moment my eyes gazed upon those HUGE Scotcheroos (my favorite), I knew I had to have one...and I did. It was perfect and pretty, with a showy butterscotch drizzle on top.
The baker (and daughter) Heidi happily rounded up my selection and bagged them for me to take home. The entire time I was in the shop, her face was glowing with excitement and a sense of pride. I kind of wanted to say "You go girl!" but, unfortunately I'm not that girl.
It's really something special to have this local women-owned bakery so close to home. I'm looking forward to watching SotaLicious continue to bring the sweet! My kids are too.
The Takeaway: Kitschy-cute bakery with a delicious assortment. All items are takeout. Custom orders welcome.