Monday, October 25, 2010

The Cupcake Lady Who Makes House Calls!

We call her “The Cupcake Lady” but some call her “The Cake Boss of Delco”. Her name is Maryellen and her business is Cakes and Candies by Maryellen. She is a native of Delaware County, originally from Clifton Heights, and later moved to West Chester in Chester county.

She started a catering business 16years ago, to make some side-money to help pay for college. She graduated college with a degree in occupational therapy and after graduation worked in payroll. She kept her catering company going on the side, but it wasn’t until 4 years ago that she really decided to pursue her passion, one she shares with millions of others—dessert!
 We love to eat it and Maryellen loves to create it.

She started baking at the age of 3 with her Nana, the original baker of her family, and decided to get back to her roots. “My heart was with desserts” she said. She quit her job and focused whole heartedly on creating her cakes and candies company. Maryellen is a master baker and choclatier. She has been practicing her craft for over 11 years, making countless goodies that have put smiles on hundreds of satisfied customer’s faces. She was recently featured in the Da Vinci Society of Delaware’s Vendemmia food and wine showcase/tasting.

I call her the cupcake lady because 3 years ago she started making bite-size cupcakes. “I wanted to incorporate different flavors, fillers and icing, and petite cupcakes seemed like a good way to do it.” She has flavors like Banana Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Coconut, Pumpkin Spice and Pink Champagne.

So you’re thinking…with all of these combinations, how could anyone choose? Well, the only way to know what you like is to taste it. Cakes and Candies by Maryellen does not have a store front, but uses a warehouse cooking location in West Chester. So in order for customers to try out her cakes…she makes house calls.

 That’s right, you read that correctly! A cupcake lady who makes house calls—like a fairy bringing sweet dessert goodness door-to-door.

 Just call her and make an appointment at 610-986-3802 and she brings to your home, 10 kinds of cake, with more than 12 different icings and fillers for you to try. Vanilla pound cake with Key Lime Pie Filling, Red Velvet cake with Chocolate Icing, Lemon Cake with Raspberry Filling…any combination you can imagine she can accommodate. The best part is while you’re tasting, she is keeping record of which combos got the most “Mmmmm’s” and “Yum’s” to help you decide on what you want for your special occasion.

 Oh and remember if you can’t decide, you can pick all of your favorites by choosing a variety of flavors in the petite cupcakes. (Now you see why it’s such a great idea?) Plus she doesn’t just specialize in cakes, you can also order Italian pastries, chocolates, fruits and candies. To book your tasting and make an order....

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