Sweet Perfections to hold grand opening celebration Saturday

By Alison Fox - Freeman Staff

Sept. 18, 2014

The dining area at Sweet Perfections Bake Shoppe. The artwork on the wall was created by an employee who is also an art student.
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WAUKESHA - Sweet Perfections Bake Shoppe will be hosting its official grand opening Saturday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. to celebrate its move from downtown Waukesha to 1501 Paramount Drive, Suite C.

Live music, games, a photo booth, cupcake decorating and more will take place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., said Ken and Peggy Heil, pastry artists and owners of Sweet Perfections.

To kick off the event, a very “different and unique” ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. When asked what will make the ribbon cutting different, Ken said he wanted to leave it as a surprise for his customers.

“They will be intrigued,” he said.

  Brightly frosted cookies fill a showcase in Sweet Perfections Bake Shoppe,
which will have its grand opening Saturday.

Charles Auer/Freeman Staff

Samples of baked goods will be passed around throughout the event, Ken said. New items that will be passed include fresh croissants and Danishes. Sweet Perfections’ traditional favorites, including its European tort and gourmet cupcakes and doughnuts, will also be available for sampling.

The bakery long ago outgrew its previous location at 918 N. Barstow St., and this new spot on Paramount Drive offers more production space as well as more parking for customers, Peggy said.

The new location will also offer costumers a cafe area where they can drink coffee while enjoying their baked goods, which the previous location was not conducive to.

Both Peggy and Ken are excited about taking the bakery to this next step.

“We’d love to invite the entire Waukesha community to come out and celebrate with us,” Ken said.

The bakery will also be offering a “gourmet rewards” program for customers. A “happy hour” will also be offered Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. with special deals on coffee and pastries, Ken said.

Sweet Perfections’ hours are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and closed Sundays.