About Us

Welcome to

A Sweet Memory Cake Shoppe and Tea Room

 

We are a small family owned and operated business that opened in January of 2012. I am Annmarie Cooney and I am the owner, operator, designer, decorator and baker. I do have a wonderful staff that makes all that I dream of possible. Our staff consists of the most talented, friendly and interesting people who are like my family.

Sarah Rod is one of our cake decorators she attended The Institute of Culinary Education in New York. Sarah has worked in many of the areas bakeries and has many years of experience in all aspects of the bakery business. Sarah’s unique sense of style brings a young, funky, hip vibe to our shoppe. She has been a delightfully unexpected addition to our family.

Amanda Calafiore is our extra set of hands. Amanda assists all of us with anything and everything we need. Amanda currently attends Lacey High School and is an honor roll student. Her pure willingness to work and learn is commendable and I am lucky to have her as part of my family here and at home.

Cindi Rieder is retired special education teacher from Lacey Middle School. Cindi has studied the culinary arts in many certification classes. She has mastered all of the Wilton Classes up to Master Decorator and has studied under Rolland Windbeckler. Cindi is also our teacher for our decorating classes. Cindi has been creating cakes for many years for family and friends and has a passion for decorating. We are beyond pleased that Cindi has taken a position here and is now part of our family.

Paul Cooney is our head baker and chef. Paul is also my brother in law and we have been a team for the past 12 years. Paul is trained in all aspects of the culinary industry and has a passion for baking and cooking. Paul takes extra care when baking and preparing all of our goodies. He uses all the finest and freshest ingredients available. Paul tends to our garden as well, we home grow all of our herbs and vegetables whenever possible. Having him as member of our team here at work and at home has been an interesting and fun experience.

Sandi Altomare is my assistant and I could not do all I do without her!! Sandi has many years of experience in marketing, computers, and all aspects of customer service. She has been a great addition to our family and I am delighted she stepped into our lives!!

Now that you have a feel for our staff, let me tell you the vision I had for our shoppe. Our shoppe is unique in so many ways. The idea was to create an atmosphere that was warm, cozy and inviting where everyone would feel as if they were coming into my home for a fresh home baked sweet treat and a hot or cold cup of tea. We converted an old house that was once an office space into our custom cake shoppe and tea room complete with a fireplace and all!

All the sweet treats that we create, bake, and decorate are produced right here in our kitchen. We use only the finest and freshest ingredients available. We pride ourselves in providing our clients with the best cakes, cupcakes, and sweet creations possible. We treat each and every client like family and prefer to form long lasting ongoing relationships. Our clients are our inspiration to continue to strive to be the best at what we do. All the long hours we work is worth it when we present our clients with the cake, cupcake, or sweet creation of their dreams and their reaction is one of delight, amazement and joy. That is priceless and means the world to us.

It is our goal to continue to bring our clients the best products available and to continually invent new, exciting and delicious sweet creations.

Thank you for taking the time to get to know me and my staff as well as our company. We will continue to work hard and be here for you when your event needs a unique sweet creation!!

Sincerely,

Annmarie Cooney and Staff