Sweets Addict Bakery is a Business to Watch in Country Club Hills (Country Club Hills, IL) – D’nita Welch is a talented baker. Her creativity and skill transforms her cakes into works of art that have wowed countless clients. Her artistic knack and entrepreneurial spirit have led her to opening Sweets Addict Bakery in Country Club Hills, which is a path that she would have never considered a few years ago. D’nita explained, “I was a hair stylist for 25 years and decided to challenge myself and try something new.” She had always enjoyed baking and found it soothing, so she decided to make use of her love of baking. On the recommendation of a friend, she looked into attending the well-respected French Pastry School of Chicago. Impressed by their reputation and inspired by her friend’s success, she decided to enroll.
The techniques that she learned in pastry school allowed her to take her baking skills to the next level. When she graduated from pastry school, she knew she wanted to carve out her own niche. With her newfound skillset, D’nita was able to create dazzling desserts and wedding cakes that were beautiful to look at and delicious to eat. She quickly gained clientele and soon outgrew her one-man operation.
When looking for a place, she wanted a space that would be able to serve as both a retail and a bakery location. Having been a long-time resident of Country Club Hills, she found the perfect space and quickly established herself in the community. “I love being in Country Club Hills, and as a Black Owned Business, it is important to me to become a staple in the community,” she shared. As with many small business, her bakery was also heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the bakery is preparing for a a bright future and is currently hiring.
D’nita mentioned that her specialty is custom concept cakes and cupcakes. If you are looking for something unique to celebrate a wedding, birthday, or special occasion, please stop by for a consultation. She would love to put her skills to work and help bring your idea to life. In addition to cakes and cupcakes, the bakery also offers a full array of baked goods and treats to satisfy any sweet tooth; including: cake pops, banana pudding, peach cobbler, taffy apple grapes, shaved ice, ice cream, chocolate covered strawberries, chocolates, cheesecakes, specialty coffee drinks, funnel cakes, cinnamon rolls, cookies custom taffy apples, and more. You can even find some of her desserts featured in local restaurants.
D’nita Welch is a gifted cake artist, baker, and entrepreneur. Her encouragement to young women and and to anyone that is thinking of starting a business is to invest in yourself, follow your passion, don’t allow people to discourage you, and don’t allow disappointments to distract you. She explained that, “a few years ago, I could not have imagined owning my own bakery. You never know where your passions may lead until you take a chance and try.”
Sweets Addicts Bakery is located at 4048 183rd Street, County Club Hills, IL 60478. You can reach them at 708-914-4751. You can also find them on Facebook at Facebook.com/SweetsAddict or visit their website at www.sweetsaddict.com. They are closed on Sunday and Monday. Their summer hours are Tuesday-Thursday from 10:00am to 6:00pm, Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 7:00pm. Please stop by and see what they have to offer.