Something Delightful Bakery Cafe in Peachtree City is in its third year of operation and owner Mary Jane Hollister said year three is all about expansion.
“We made it through our first year and refined things in the second year,” Hollister said. “Year three is the time to expand.”
While the space isn’t getting any bigger and there are no plans for another location, the expansion comes from the delicacies the bakery offers. Known at first for their delicious cupcakes and mini cupcakes, Something Delightful has recently added cookies and brownies to their menu. They join the regular cakes and cheesecakes that have been growing in popularity as more people have discovered the bakery cafe.
“Our name is more familiar now and there has been a lot of word of mouth,” Hollister said. “We have great customers.”
In addition to making treats for bridal and baby showers, Something Delightful has been catering events like the recent Rhapsody in Blues event for Fayette Senior Services and providing desserts for area restaurants. All of these things get the name “Something Delightful” in the area and the taste and beauty of the items brings more people to their door.
Hollister has had more time to experiment with new items and more intense design thanks to her staff.
“I have a great staff,” she boasted. “It’s one of the biggest hurdles for a small business and my staff has given me time to do more wedding cakes and toy with new menu items. I wouldn’t be here without them.”
One of these new items is the Elephant cookie, a chocolate cookie with peanut butter chips.
“I call it an ‘Elephant cookie’ because it is unforgettable,” said Hollister. The brownies, which are moist and fudgey, containing almonds as well as candy bar pieces, have also been very popular since hitting the menu. Another new addition is a gluten free version of their red velvet cupcake.
While a lot of their products are taken on the go for special events, Something Delightful has also become a place to stop for dessert after dinner on Friday night. And with free wi-fi, Green Mountain coffee and seats inside and outside, they are also a hot spot throughout the day.
Hollister and her crew are always working on new flavors of cupcakes, like Banana Split, which looks like a sundae and features a banana cupcake and a cherry on top, but some items like the Red Velvet, Pot O’ Gold and Italian Cream are standards and always part of the 9-12 flavors featured each day in the display case.
There are also mini cheesecake bites available now.
“We’re just trying to keep things interesting,” Hollister said. “We like to experiment and have a good time.”
Visitors to Something Delightful Bakery Cafe can experiment with the different desserts and are sure to have a good time too, whether they park themselves at a table and give themselves a treat or take them home to enjoy with friends and family.
For more information about Something Delightful Bakery Cafe, phone 678-519-0038 or visit somethingdelightfulbakery.com.
The hours of operation are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays.