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New Patty Cakes Bakery Popular with Sweet-Toothed Adults

Patty Duggar is living out her sweet retirement dreams in the kitchen of Shelby's newest bakery.

Patty Cakes, Shelby Township’s newest bakery, has four bakers’ women.

The owner, whose name is actually Patty, had a little fun with the bakery’s name, playing off the old English nursery rhymes, before she decided that times have changed and enlisted the help of four bakers’ women.

Patty Duggar, a retired Utica Community Schools special education teacher, opened the bakery on 23 Mile Road and M-53, right in front of the Wal-Mart with the hopes of baking fresh goodies that have always been a family favorite.

Duggar, a Shelby Township resident who is originally from the south, noticed the city was in need of a good ol’ fashioned bakery that specialized in homemade cupcakes, banana pudding pies and cakes.

Duggar and her three cake decorators and recipe maker, Mikayla Gibson, begin their day at 5 a.m. preparing fresh batter, frosting and bread in anticipation for the bakery’s 9 a.m. opening.

Gibson said the women have a ball, literally making and creating new recipes. One in particular that has hit a sweet nerve with Shelby Township residents is Patty Cakes Dirt Balls—a nearly one pound ball made up of chocolate pudding and Oreos.

Another favorite is Duggar’s cake cones, which are cake batter baked into an ice cream cones and frosted like an ice cream. One of Gibson’s newest creations is a sublime key lime pie cupcake. Gibson said all cupcakes come in minis too for a bite size sweet.

Patty Cakes is open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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