Offering Sweets from Scratch to Go!
FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, IL: (STLRestaurant.News) – Sweet-toothed residents in the metro-east now have a new, daily source of scratch-made goodies! After a year of baking custom cakes and sweets, Lizzie Bob’s Sweets From Scratch has opened a storefront bakery at 823 Lincoln Highway, #102 in Fairview Heights. Lizzie Bob’s owner Elizabeth Toepfer’s has been baking and designing cakes for more than 15 years. For the last year her company Lizzie Bob’s Sweets From Scratch has been supplying custom cakes and treats on a special order basis. So when she opened the new bakery, she had one goal in mind: make it easier for customers to get her sweets from scratch every day. And customers who already know and love her delectable treats are celebrating. Soon others will discover the carefully crafted, scrumptiousness of Lizzie Bob’s baked goods.
The new bakery officially opened Tuesday, November 15th with customers coming in before the sun was fully up. If you missed the grand opening, you can still check out the new bakery any Tuesday – Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You’ll find a daily selection of scratch-made baked goods including cupcakes, pies, brownies, scones, cheesecake, cookies, cannoli, pizzelle (those delicate Italian waffle cookies), gooey butter cake, rice Krispy treats. Plus there’s homemade bread, rolls, soups, sandwiches, coffee, tea, and even dog treats! This month’s special is Lizzie Bob’s fresh baked, personal-sized Streusel Apple Pie! As in her special order business, everything at the new bakery is made fresh and from scratch.
When Toepfer says she makes her goodies from scratch, she means everything—right down to the cake flour, which she makes herself! She also makes her own modeling chocolates and all of her butter cream frostings (vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, lemon, orange, and raspberry!) As if that wasn’t enough, she makes all her own whipped cream frostings in vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. Toepfer says her husband and kids act as taste testers and quality control inspectors as she experiments with new creations.
A self-proclaimed “science nerd,” Toepfer enjoys developing new ingredients and new recipes for her bakery. Right now she says she’s working on creating her own vanilla extract and flavor emulsions. And in response to customer requests, she’s developing a line of diabetic sweets. In creating her sweet treats, Toepfer is guided by her own desire to maintain a healthy lifestyle. That’s led her to use only fresh vegetables, fruits, and herbs in her cooking and baking.
Besides the daily selection in the new shop, Lizzie Bob’s continues to offer dessert table catering for special events including weddings, showers, birthday parties, office parties, anniversaries, grand openings, etc. They’ll create custom themed cakes, cupcakes and cookies. Orders can be placed online, by phone at (618) 334-4917, or in person at the shop. You can even arrange to have them deliver and set up!
Oh, and Lizzie Bob’s also does pie—really, really good pie. But get your Thanksgiving order in while there’s still time! If you want something wonderful right away, now you don’t have to wait! Now you can pop into Lizzie Bob’s Bakery and get a scratch-made sweet fix today!