Sweetest Day is celebrated the third Saturday in October and falls on the 20th this year. It is primarily observed in the Midwest or Great Lakes Region as somewhat of a 2nd St. Valentine’s Day. The main difference being that it is extended to all the important people in your life instead of just that one special someone.
Now that you know what it is; what are you getting your sweetie?
Ebony Wright of Love Me Wright Cupcakes has the answer. This year you can expect a Southern Spin on the Midwestern tradition at Love Me Wright Gourmet Cupcakes. This Cumberland Mall gourmet cupcake kiosk owner plans to have a sweeter than usual inventory on hand for the special day; chocolate covered strawberries, brownie bites and maybe even a new flavor.
Sweets for your sweetheart
She admits that she is dating and has been lucky in love. She attributes this to a very simple recipe for love when it comes to love, “it will come when it is supposed to.”
Newlyweds Shandra and Aki Davis stopped by for a treat. Shandra Davis had the pleasure of tasting the delicious cupcakes with co-workers; decided to stop by with her new hubby to satisfy a sudden craving for something sweet. The happy couple, who will celebrate their one month wedding anniversary Monday, said they may do something special for Sweetest Day.
Couples are a common sight at the sweet shop, looking at the pretty pastries and sharing with your mate is a simple indulgence in a hectic world. Things are somewhat different when couples shop without their better halves. The consensus among the staff is that when men shop they are generally looking for a sweet olive branch to help them get out of the dog house. When the ladies stop by for the decadent desserts they are usually shopping for themselves.
Bring your sweet tooth here
You can find a wide selection of flavors to choose from on any given day. To date there have been as many as 13 yummy flavors on hand at one time. From the signature cupcake to the cheesecake line; the mouth watering flavor combinations will leave you wanting more. Other flavors are available on request so get creative as custom orders are welcome!
- Caramel Apple
- Red Velvet
- Sweet Potato
- White Chocolate Pound cake
- Birthday Cake
- Reese’s’ Peanut butter
- Snickers Cheesecake
- And Strawberry Cheesecake just to name a few
Her assistant manager Collin Carroll was quick to admit his favorite is the white chocolate pound cake. After tasting this cupcake the Arkansas transplant says, “I can never eat another cake from Publix or Kroger’s…” This popular cupcake has truly ruined him for all other all pastries.
Customer Patrick Body was quick to admit his favorites are the Reese’s Cups cupcakes and also the red velvet cupcakes. This repeat customer was picking up a few tasty cakes to take on a road trip to visit his girlfriends’ parents in SC.
After a tough 2011 in her personal life she finally stepped into her true calling as a Baker. Friends and family rallying around her after the sudden death of her mother last year was the catalyst for Love Me Wright cupcakes. So much so that she combined her mother’s maiden name of Love with her last name Wright to create Love Me Wright Gourmet Cupcakes. She will celebrate the one year anniversary of opening on January 20, 2013. She plans to expand the earlier part of the New Year so be sure to stop by for your dessert fix.
Though Wright admits to only baking seriously for the past 5 years or so; baking is in her blood. She grew up in a bakery under her father’s instruction. George Wright, an accomplished Pastry Chef for over half a century served as Caterer for now former President George W. Bush’s annual Hanukkah celebration.
The multi-talented Ms. Wright
There is more to this Philly native than a pretty face and a delicious butter cream frosting. She can handle whatever treat your sweet tooth calls for be it cakes, pies, cake pops, brownie bites and alcohol infused cupcakes. She proudly exclaims that everything she bakes up is, “prepared fresh daily; so no boxed ingredients!”
In addition to whipping up gourmet cupcakes she also offers full scale catering. Some of her events have included bridal showers, baby showers, weddings, bachelorette parties and even divorce parties! According to her flyer, “whatever the occasion, we want to be a part of it!”
Being the head honcho is not all fun and games as her days start early; like 2am early. Check her social media sites sweet deals or even what is sold out. She works every day and it’s obviously worth it; she beams with pride as she talks about baking, her true love.
They are located on the upper level of Cumberland Mall across from Best Buy Mobile. She can be reached at 678-362-3725 or 678-310-8193 or email at email@example.com for details about catering your next event.
No matter what part of the country you are from include a treat from Love Me Wright Gourmet Cupcakes in your Sweetest Day plans.