Sweet C Bakery: Taking all things sugar to a whole other level
Sometimes the sweetest success stories start off small. Take the husband/wife team of Cori and Jeff Poon, who took Sweet C Bakery from a side hustle to one of Winnipeg’s most successful bakeries.
It all began back in September 2011, when Cori was a stay-at-home mom and started selling her baked creations to help the family make ends meet. She started out by baking cakes for birthday parties, setting up at small craft sales and pretty much taking any job she could get.
Over time, people couldn’t get enough. Sweet C’s treats became as popular for their playful presentation as their delicious taste. Seriously, they take edible art to the next level.
Fast forward to October 2016, when the Poons opened up shop in East Transcona. It didn’t take long for their unique line of confections to catch on. They became particularly well-known for their delicious dessert buffets and totally Insta-worthy Candy Sushi.
They also started something of a trend with their edible cookie dough, which tastes like magic in a cup and comes in fun flavours like Unicorn Cotton Candy, Birthday Cake, Monster Cookie, Mini Egg and more.
Then there’s the fresh-baked cookies. If plain cookies are too boring for you, they also serve up drool-worthy cookie bars and to-die-for cookie sandwiches.
And, of course, their Winnipeg-famous chocolate-covered Oreos.
Don’t even get us started on the cupcakes. Every day, they stock the case with 10-12 different flavours and the attention to detail is seriously insane.
Oh, they also serve up milkshakes, cookie dough cones and whatever else your sweet tooth might be craving. Even if you only have a dollar, they’ve got you covered.
The true beauty of Sweet C Bakery is that the goodies couldn’t be fresher. Everything is made in-house, daily and from scratch. The huge open-concept kitchen is visible from the front of the store, giving you a full view of the sugar ninjas in action. It’s a perfect mix of old-school charm and contemporary convenience.
Sweet C also shares our love for local and carries a ton of Manitoba-made goods like Smak Dab mustard, Coal and Canary candles, Flora and Farmer jams, Sheepdog coffee, She Sparkles glassware and more.
But best of all, they give We Heart Winnipeg cardholders a couple of super sweet deals. Just flash your card and get a dozen cookies for $5 (regular $6) and individual cupcakes for $2 (regular $2.75). If you don’t have the card yet, get it here.