Sunday Is Fun Day At Sweety Pies
It was a rainy day, but that didn't stop Elites and their guests from traveling for sugar and spice and everything nice at Sunday Is Fun Day At Sweety Pies. A family-owned bakery in the heart of downtown Skokie, Sweety Pies Dana, Arden, Jason and the family welcomed us for a bakery tour, cupcake decorating and a taste of fantabulous finger cookies and scrumpdillyicious pumpkin whoopie pies.
Pastry bags filled with vanilla and chocolate buttercream and cream cheese frosting graced our tables, including lots of colored frostings and a variety of tips to experiment with. Of course Dana made sure everyone had their first fondant lesson, and wow did she make it seem so easy! Some guests were making perfect flowers in no time at all (you know who you are), and then there were the rest of us who had fun trying.
For Ashley S, this was her: "Absolutely amazing first Yelp event! We decorated cupcakes, ate pumpkin whoopie pies, and got a real feel for what a small family owned business truly means. This isn't a hop, skip and a jump from home, but I tell you what, for the baked goods and the feeling, I'd drive 20+ miles for some treats!"
Cupcake lover Sarah S's sugar high was in full shock: "Although Def Leppard didn't play once while at Sweety Pies this afternoon, I kept saying Pour Some Sugar On Meeeeeeeeeeeee in my head! I don't think I've ever experienced such hospitality from Yelp event hosts. Dana just gave us everything we needed while there."
At the end of the day everyone got a goody bag to take home with a blueberry scone and cinnamon roll for breakfast...including the two cupcakes we made. I'd like to extend my deepest and most sincere thanks to Dana, Arden (Dana's mom) and Jason who made our cupcake decorating dreams at Sweety Pies (Facebook) come true.
If you haven't had a chance to stop in yet, you could literally spend the whole day here. Breakfast, coffee, lunch, and sweet treats! Thanks to those who came and who helped capture all the special moments of the afternoon. You can view the photos here and event reviews here.
Remember it's neat to be Elite! Until next time...See You On Yelp (SYOY)
Your North Shore Community Manager,