From Our Editors
When she was growing up, the owner of Southern Charm Sweets never once helped her grandmother bake a cake. It wasn’t that she didn’t enjoy baking; she just wanted to make her own cake rather than serve as a helper. This independent spirit pushed her to go into business for herself, and with a little help from her family—many of the recipes she uses have been passed down from her grandmothers, great-grandmothers, and aunts—she opened her own home-based bakery.
Today, she creates baked goods and candies in her kitchen, then delivers them for free to nearby homes, businesses, and horses trying to wean themselves off sugar cubes. Her cupcakes and cakes come in nearly 50 flavors, including a line of “drunken” flavors inspired by popular cocktails such as appletinis, fuzzy navels, and strawberry daiquiris. She’ll also set up sweet tables at parties and events where guests can fill bags with homemade buckeyes, peanut brittle, and other treats.