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SusieCakes, an all-American, home-style bakery, will open its first Houston location on December 9 at historic mixed-use development Rice Village, just west of Rice University.
The company specializes in an array of sentimental dessert favorites made from scratch using fresh, simple ingredients by on-site bakers. SusieCakes founder Susan Sarich says, “If you can’t spell it, we don’t bake with it. Just like our grandmothers, we do not use any mixes, artificial preservatives, high-fructose corn syrups or trans-fats in our products. We bake our products from scratch using only the freshest and finest natural ingredients, including European-style butter and premium chocolate.”
Presenting a welcome alternative to the artificial flavors and preservatives found at most grocery-store bakeries, SusieCakes offers a variety of nostalgic desserts in a friendly, old-fashioned neighborhood experience. Specialties include frosted layer cakes in familiar flavors such as Southern Red Velvet, Six Layer Chocolate and Tropical Coconut. Rotating seasonal offerings feature crumble topped fruit pies baked in flaky crusts and holiday-inspired treats. A selection of traditional cookies and bars includes soft and chewy snickerdoodles, fudgy brownies, seven layer bars and Susie’s famous whoopie pies. The brand is best known for its classic Vanilla Celebration Cake, custom decorated cakes and its cupcakes, which are filled with delicious frosting, resulting in a moist, yummy cupcake bursting with flavor.
SusieCakes also offers the services of a Celebration Specialist, a cake connoisseur available for guests to work with to create their dream custom confection. Equipped with an iPad full of photos for inspiration, the Celebration Specialist hosts tastings by appointment and guides guests on creating the perfect dessert spread for any celebration. Children’s birthdays, weddings and other special occasions receive a sweet touch with artistic, hand-decorated stacked cakes, cookies and cupcakes designed to match party colors and themes.
The first SusieCakes bakery opened 11 years ago in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles and since then, the company has steadily expanded to include locations throughout California from San Diego to San Francisco. “ We hope we can make any occasion, or anyone’s day, a little sweeter,” says Sarich, “Texas has become a second-home for SusieCakes with the opening of our bakeries in Dallas-Fort Worth last year and we are thrilled to be able to bring our traditions to Houston. We look forward to becoming a part of the community as we help our new neighbors celebrate life’s special moments.”