Shorty’s Sweets, Treats ‘N Cakes has been a downtown establishment since 2012. Specializing in desserts and old school comfort food, owner Linda Davis recently moved the business from North 3rd Street to East Staff Sgt. Pendleton Way and 2nd Street (directly across the street from Performance Park) and more than doubled her square footage.
Famous for her institution classic, cheese zombies, which she serves up by the dozen every Monday with Campbell’s tomato soup and her Pinterest-worthy custom cakes, Davis takes the cake (quite literally) on the custom cake niche market.
“People are really into the over-the-top, personalized custom cakes,” said Davis. “Show us a picture, and we’ll make it.”
Davis uses fondant and modeling chocolate to create her masterpieces, which can take several days to create (something she notes most people just aren’t aware of).
“The figurines and embellishments can take several days to dry,” said Davis, who hand crafts each cake with her team and could go head-to-head with Food Network stars like Cake Boss, and Ace of Cakes.
Davis is planning on serving up innovative favorites at the new location, including adding a fried food menu, and is always testing out new dessert recipes.
“I had a women recently bring me her grandmother’s recipe and asked if I could create the dessert. We did, and it’s become a new favorite,” said Davis.
Shorty’s Sweets, Treats ‘N Cakes is planning a ribbon cutting and grand opening for March 20th, 2017 at 10:30 AM, but you can find them open Monday through Friday from 8 AM – 4 PM serving up lunch specials and desserts, and on Saturday’s for pickups and deliveries only.
Besides running a successful business, Linda and her husband TJ Davis are actively involved in the community and put on the Ron Bonlender Car Show and Cruise the Ave event and sponsor a marble tournament every year.
To see more of Linda’s creations, visit them on Facebook or stop in at their new downtown location, 114 East Staff Sgt. Pendleton Way.