MOUNT WASHINGTON- The community recently got a sweet addition to its business district. Sweet Sprinkles Bakery opened up shop at 435 North Bardstown Road Suite 2.
The owner, Malinda Polly, said she has always loved to bake, but spent about 17 years in the medical field before she pursued it as a career.
“This what I really want to do, this makes me happy,” she said.
She started “Malinda’s Magic” in her basement which included baking, catering and photography for about eight years. Then in August she was asked by Beverly Rock, who was the owner of the Shepherdsville bakery, The Cakery, to partner with her.
However, after Rock decided to close her shop and in September Polly took it over with a new name—Sweet Sprinkles.
“It was between that and ‘Batter Up,’” she said. “But I went with Sweet Sprinkles because it’s more fun and it’s more me.”
The Fern Creek resident said she decided to move her shop because it’s closer to her children’s school and her home, but also for more space.
She now has a back room available for birthday parties, decorating classes and girl’s night out.
Polly said she used to live in Mount Washington awhile ago though so she’s familiar with the area.
“I was doing well (in Shepherdsville) but I decided this was better,” she said.
Polly hopes to keep that fun spirit alive in her bakery by having community events there such as a Polar Express Day Dec. 20, Kids Ornament Class Dec. 21, Decorate Cookies for Santa Dec. 23.
Admission to the Polar Express Day for children is $5. It will include a chance to watch the movie while enjoying a hot cocoa cupcake, a sugar cookie and milk. The event will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Children will get a chance to decorate gingerbread ornaments from 10 to 3 p.m. to hang on their Christmas trees. Cost is $5.
And they came come back to make some Christmas creations for Santa to chow down on two days later from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.. Cost is $3. Space is limited for all events, call before to register.
Although known for her cupcakes, Polly also has fudge and cookies for purchase. Cookies are 50 cents a piece and the cupcakes are $2.
She also makes custom cakes for people. Cakes cost about $2 a serving.
Polly said some of her most popular items are the Reese’s cupcakes, cookies, brownies and fudge.
Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information contact Polly please call 538-0667. Or visit the Facebook page at Sweet Sprinkles Bakery.