Sugar and spice

. September 26, 2012.

“We’re big believers in the ‘yum’ factor,” says Linda Phillips. “I tell people to check their guilt at the door.” Phillips is happy, and she’s got reason to be — she’s realized a longtime dream by opening Sugar Plum Sweets, a brand new from-scratch bakery in Sylvania’s Starlite Plaza. After baking in her home for 20 years as a volunteer for Sylvania schools, Phillips launched her new venture with the help of her daughters, Megan and Brandi. They’re crafting all the sweet delicacies that Phillips created in her home kitchen, from cakes to cookies to pies, and they’ve got plenty to offer families. If you’re planning a birthday party, Phillips is happy to sit down with you and your child to help create the cake they want. “It makes them feel important,” Phillips says, “like they’re in charge of their own party.” And for the frantic party-overwhelmed mom, Phillips is happy to deliver your cake. Even better, she hopes soon to offer baking classes for the under-13 crowd. Open

Monday through Friday, 9am-6pm and Saturday 10am-2pm. 5700 Monroe St., Sylvania. 419-824-0100.  —MD