A local woman turned her sweet tooth and baking passion into a palate pleasing profession. Read on to learn more about her new boutique bakery in Over-the-Rhine serving up gourmet cupcakes, cookies, cakes, and other desserts.
Freshness and quality is something that’s never sacrificed at Sugar, a boutique bakery that offers gourmet cupcakes, cookies, cakes, and other desserts.
“We pride ourselves in freshness and quality, so we bake in small batches daily and offer whole cakes and bulk item orders by pre-order only,” says Andrea Sutton Lee, Ph.D., the sole owner, baker, and decorator at Sugar.
Lee says her passion for baking started out as a hobby. “I taught myself how to bake and decorate cakes because I found myself dissatisfied with products that were currently on the market,” she explains. “I found that they either looked great and tasted bad or tasted great and looked bad, but never both.”
After creating a customer base of her own, she ventured out and started Sugar, which recently opened a location at 6 W 14th Street, next to Graeter’s on Vine Street in Over-the-Rhine.
The store is open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5pm to 9 pm and Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 11 pm. At the OTR location, you can find cookies, cupcakes, cake slices, dessert jarts, and other treats to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Pre-orders for Sugar can be found on the website, including bulk orders, whole cakes, and even the current Thanksgiving menu.
Lee says that she’ll soon be rolling out Sugar’s new holiday menu in the coming month or so.
To learn more about Sugar, visit cakesbysugar.com or follow along on Facebook and Instagram.