The Sweet Life

Alumni Spotlight, News

Recently in Lawncrest, a new bakery opened, and it is already a beloved cornerstone of the community. For two years, Angie Pinto, a 2015 alumna of Esperanza Academy, has been delivering her bakery orders from her basement. Her idea for the bakery began when she decided to make a birthday cake for her in-law after being unable to find a bakery during the pandemic that would take orders. She opened an Instagram account sharing her new treats, and it became a sensation.

The beautifully decorated interior of the Sweets & Treats Factory

As orders poured in, Pinto kept busy. “I started with making small treats like dipped strawberries, pretzels and eventually went bigger to catering baby showers, birthdays, weddings, doing floral arrangements…”she says. Her treats are masterpieces, almost too beautiful to eat! When we asked about her favorite treat, she had a hard time answering: “If I would have to choose a favorite treat, and I just can’t choose one. I would say it’s definitely the churro cheesecake that’s topped with the perfect cinnamon coating and stuffed with creamy cheesecake and our tres leche cake.”

Pinto’s churro cheesecake

Pinto moved from her basement to her own brick and mortar store this past year. She finished our interview saying, “‘Sometimes life takes you in directions you never saw yourself going but it turns out to be the best road you have ever taken’.. I add this to say sometimes we plan out our futures so much and discouraged when we realize it won’t go or is not going that way. Always know that what the future has for you is always greater and better.” We are so proud of you Angie and excited for all that you are doing by brightening people’s lives (and taste buds!) with your stunning creations!

If you would like to check out her bakery, Sweets & Treats Factory, visit her storefront at 6706 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19111 or on Instagram @sweetstreatsfactory!

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