Sugarpan Bakery Sets Sights on Sweet Sales

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – If you’re looking to satisfy your hankering for brownies, look no further than Sugarpan Bakery’s stand at the center of Southern Park Mall. But you better get there early.

“We cannot keep the brownies on the shelf,” says owner Darla Cecil. “Most days we sell out of our stuff on here. If we have anything left over, it’s never the brownies.”

Cecil opened the satellite just before the coronavirus pandemic forced her to temporarily close her bakery at 196 McCartney Road, Campbell. Each day, Cecil brings containers of freshly baked cookies, cupcakes and brownies to sell. They range from traditional flavors like vanilla and triple chocolate to specialty items that include chocolate peanut butter cup and white chocolate macadamia.

Everything is baked at the Campbell site, including specialty orders and cakes. Because the pandemic forced customers to postpone weddings and other gatherings, those orders have been down, she says. However, the mall site made up for any retail business she lost “and then some,” she says. “I was really able to sustain the business based on this and my custom orders.”

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