WESTERN SPRINGS – Sugar Mom Treats owner Cindy Henning will be opening her first retail bakery location at 800 Hilgrove Ave hopefilly by the first of next month, Henning said.
The bakery will be a "modern, community patisserie" serving "high-quality items with excellent service" in a comfortable, kid-friendly environment.
The bakery will offer a variety of French pastries, Metropolis coffee and teas, custom cakes and will produce freshly-baked products made with seasonal fresh ingredients from local vendors when possible.
Henning has a degree in L'Art de Patisserie from the French Pastry School in Chicago and has been baking custom cakes and deserts in the La Grange and Western Springs area for five years, operating from a local commercial kitchen.
Henning said she has been wanting to open her own bakery for years and has been keeping her eyes open for a location.
"I just wanted to have my own place," she said. "Something I would enjoy as a mom. I'm from a small grown originally. Western Springs has that same feeling."