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Sweet Mary's Bakery

Sweet Mary's Bakery Handmade specialty baked goods; always fresh, always from scratch. Open for carryout! Croissants, ma Please see our website for more information.

We use primarily all natural and whenever possible, local and organic ingredients. We specialize in high quality comfort food, including Cinnamon Rolls, Scones, Quiche, Biscuits, Bagels, Croissants, and a wide variety of cookies, cakes, and more. Everything is made by-hand, in-house, and strictly from scratch.

Operating as usual

Turtle Cheesecake in the case! ๐ŸขWe're not slicing it, so if you've wanted a whole one, now's your chance! We're open tod...
12/24/2022

Turtle Cheesecake in the case! ๐ŸขWe're not slicing it, so if you've wanted a whole one, now's your chance!

We're open today till 12pm at 76 East Mill Street in downtown Akron with lots of cookies and more to brighten up your holiday. ๐ŸŽ„โ˜•๐Ÿฅ

Call us at 234-707-6088 with questions!

๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„Merry Christmas Eve!! We're here and we're open from 8am - Noon for pre-order pickups and walk-in sales. ๐Ÿช๐ŸฅWe have pl...
12/24/2022

๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„Merry Christmas Eve!! We're here and we're open from 8am - Noon for pre-order pickups and walk-in sales. ๐Ÿช๐Ÿฅ

We have plenty of cookies (frosted and assorted Holiday varieties) and do have a few whole items: Chocolate Babka, Pecan Pies, Pumpkin Rolls, Quiche (yes!), and even a couple cheesecakes and a Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie. We also have most of the suspects: cinnamon rolls, almond croissants, scones, crullers, chicken salad and egg salad sandwiches, carrot ginger soup, etc (but no bagels and no biscuits today). ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฅชโ˜•

We intended to have bunches more, but the storm has left us short 2 staff members each day (yesterday and today), so we've had to cut some things we were hoping to have. But I stayed up ALL night to make sure we had plenty of frosted sugar cookies for the case, so we do have those. So if you're able to bundle up and venture out, give us a call before you head down to make sure we have what you're looking for. 234-706-6088, and we're at 76 East Mill Street in downtown Akron. Plenty of free parking, right out front! ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš™

Today's our last day open this year; we'll be on our Winter Break starting 12/25 through 1/11, reopening Thursday January 12th. Stop in to stock up while you can! 8am-Noon today. See you soon!!

Looking for some fresh baked bread? ๐Ÿž Focaccia's not exactly traditional sandwich bread, but it's fluffy and delicious a...
12/23/2022

Looking for some fresh baked bread? ๐Ÿž Focaccia's not exactly traditional sandwich bread, but it's fluffy and delicious and as an added bonus, it's vegan and oh so versatile. ๐Ÿ™Œ

We have three loaves available for just $7 each. Perfect with soup, stew or pasta, or salad ... Or just by itself with a little seasoned olive oil for dipping. ๐Ÿคค

They're first come, first served and we're open today till 6pm at 76 East Mill Street in downtown Akron. Call us at 234-706-6088 with questions!

Happy Festivus!! โ„๏ธWhile the weather prevented us from getting out the traditional Festivus pole, you're certainly welco...
12/23/2022

Happy Festivus!! โ„๏ธ

While the weather prevented us from getting out the traditional Festivus pole, you're certainly welcome to join in the Airing of Grievances, or show off some Feats of Strength. ๐Ÿ’ช

And if you're brave enough to head out today, you just might snag a Festivus Cheesecake to round out your holiday. ๐Ÿ˜

It's -30 with the wind chill today ๐Ÿฅถ so be sure to bundle up, and then put more on. But from what we can tell the roads aren't too bad and it's been steady at the shop, so we'll be here till 6pm as planned, and 8am-noon tomorrow. Call us at 234-706-6088 with any questions!

Why yes we DO have extra Souche de Noรซl and GF Pumpkin Rolls for the case, PLUS, Hilary is filling cheesecakes as we spe...
12/23/2022

Why yes we DO have extra Souche de Noรซl and GF Pumpkin Rolls for the case, PLUS, Hilary is filling cheesecakes as we speak that will also be available for walk-in purchase today! It's a Christmas miracle! Call us at 234-706-6088 to see what else we have in the case!

We're open today till 6pm and Saturday from 8am-Noon at 76 East Mill Street in downtown Akron. It's a little slushy out, but not the worst we've seen, so we're holding out hope that you'll bundle up and take some of this stuff off our hands. ๐Ÿคž ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

We're open and we have Babka!  Plus lots of other stuff. ๐Ÿ˜„ ๐Ÿฅโ˜•๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฅช Stop in today till 6pm, we have plenty available for wal...
12/23/2022

We're open and we have Babka! Plus lots of other stuff. ๐Ÿ˜„ ๐Ÿฅโ˜•๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฅช

Stop in today till 6pm, we have plenty available for walk-in purchase, just give us a call at 234-706-6088 before heading in if you're looking for something specific.

Be careful out there and we'll see you soon! โ„๏ธ๐Ÿงค

Don't sleep on the savory lunch options! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคค We have a Bacon, Sweet Potato and Feta focaccia today by the slice, as well ...
12/22/2022

Don't sleep on the savory lunch options! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคค We have a Bacon, Sweet Potato and Feta focaccia today by the slice, as well as more of our Vegan Carrot Ginger Soup, Biscuits and Sausage Gravy, Chicken Salad or Curried Egg Salad Sandwiches, Quiche by the slice, or savory croissants in Ham & Swiss or Spinach & Feta. ๐Ÿฅช๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฒ โ˜•

Stock up before the weather gets sketchy tonight, and treat yourself to some lunch while you're out and about taking care of your last minute holiday to-dos. ๐ŸŽ„โ„๏ธ

We're open today till 3pm at 76 East Mill Street in downtown Akron, give us a call at 234-706-6088 with questions before heading down.

๐ŸŽ…๐ŸฝJust three days till Christmas, so the question you should be asking yourself is, Have you been Naughty or Nice? ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜‡ We...
12/22/2022

๐ŸŽ…๐ŸฝJust three days till Christmas, so the question you should be asking yourself is, Have you been Naughty or Nice? ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜‡ We know it's hard to be nice ALLLLL the time, so even if you've been a little naughty, there's a treat in it for you. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

Our Lumps of Coal are back, as the perfect stocking stuffer for those on your list have been a bit Naughty this year.๐Ÿคฌ Made-from-scratch black cocoa peppermint cake, mixed with chocolate ganache and bits of crunchy peppermint chocolate cookies, roughly rolled in cocoa powder and resembling that fossil fuel that no one but Joe Manchin would be excited for piles of. Luckily, our version is more climate friendly, and tasty, too!

We have them for sale in our case for just $10 for a box of 6 of these chocolate peppermint cake truffles.

But what if you've been nice?! ๐Ÿ˜‡ Ah, well in that case we have macaron gift boxes available for you to pick out 5 flavors for whoever's been good this year, complete with optional "Nice" stickers for a cute stocking stuffer. Those on your nice list might also like a box of festive frosted sugar cookies, available in a variety of shapes and designs, freshly baked and decorated by our own ๐Ÿ˜„

We have these, plus plenty of our assorted Holiday Cookies, Souche de Noรซl, quiche, croissants, cinnamon rolls, biscuits, crullers, scones, and so much more. Give us a call at 234-706-6088 with questions or head down to 76 East Mill Street in downtown Akron, Today till 3pm, Friday 8am-6pm, and Saturday 8am-Noon.

It's been a busy first day of Holiday pre-order pickups, but we're still open today till 3pm and have plenty left in the...
12/21/2022

It's been a busy first day of Holiday pre-order pickups, but we're still open today till 3pm and have plenty left in the case for you to grab some lunch or a snack, or we can put together a holiday cookie assortment for you to surprise someone special this week.๐Ÿ•Ž๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ„ Our Cheesey Pesto Focaccia is amazing, but you cannot have this piece, because I already ate it. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ The other slices look just as delicious, so come get your own!

Our landline phone is finally back up (it's a Christmas miracle!), So give us a call at 234-706-6088, or if text is easier, text us at 330-839-2311 with questions. We're no longer accepting orders for the holidays, but we do have items available for walk-in pickup. ๐Ÿช

Head down to 76 East Mill Street in downtown Akron today till 3pm, Thursday 9am-3pm, Friday 8am-6pm, and Saturday, Christmas Eve, 8am-Noon. We're keeping an eye on the weather report for later this week, and right now our hours are unchanged and we're planning on moving forward as normal, but we'll be playing it by ear, and we'll let you know ASAP if anything changes.

Happy Hanukkah!!! The festivities officially begin tonight at dusk, and we've got the cookies to prove it! ๐Ÿ•Ž โœก๏ธ Stop in ...
12/18/2022

Happy Hanukkah!!! The festivities officially begin tonight at dusk, and we've got the cookies to prove it! ๐Ÿ•Ž โœก๏ธ Stop in today for some tasty frosted sugar cookies in Hanukkah, Christmas, or general winter themes. We also have half dozen boxes of Christmasy frosted sugar cookies ready to grab and go for a quick gift for that one acquaintance you *definitely didn't* forget about. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

We're open today till 3pm at 76 East Mill Street in downtown Akron!

We'll have Hanukkah cookies all week during our special Holiday Hours so you can celebrate the festival of lights in the tastiest way possible. ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿช

Holiday Hours this week:
Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday & Thursday: 9am-3pm
Friday: 8am-6pm
Saturday (Christmas Eve): 8am-Noon
Well be closed for our Annual Winter Break from 12/25 through 1/11, reopening Thursday, January 12th.

Make sure you stock up on all the fresh baked treats you'll need to make it into the new year! Call us at 330-839-2311 with questions.

It's Sunday, so you know what that means: you have an obligation to your taste buds to get some cheesecake. They've been...
12/18/2022

It's Sunday, so you know what that means: you have an obligation to your taste buds to get some cheesecake. They've been waiting all week for this! ๐Ÿ˜‹

We have a gluten free Double Chocolate Turtle Cheesecake by the slice (pictured), and we also have our Spiked Egg Nog Cheesecake with a boozy Brandy Whipped Cream topping.(Not pictured - the front of our shop was too crowded this morning to get a picture of it, but if I'm able to squeeze my way up to the window for some good light, I'll post a pic in our stories.)

We're open today from 9am-3pm with these and so much more, all fresh and ready for you. Call us at 330-839-2311 with questions!

It's our last Sunday of the year!! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Megan has croissants, crullers, cinnamon rolls and sandwich rolls proofing, cookies...
12/18/2022

It's our last Sunday of the year!! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Megan has croissants, crullers, cinnamon rolls and sandwich rolls proofing, cookies just came out of the oven, scones are waiting for their glaze, Michelle is making a fresh batch of sausage gravy and Max is getting started on the biscuits. And me? Well I'm here talking to you ๐Ÿ˜‰

We open today at 9am at our little shop in the heart of downtown Akron. โค๏ธ Give us a call at 330-839-2311 once we open with any questions.

See you soon! ๐Ÿ˜˜ ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅฏ๐Ÿฅช๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿชโ˜•

New soup! Since orange pureed soups seem to be our thing, ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ I made a sunny Carrot Ginger Soup to brighten up the gra...
12/18/2022

New soup! Since orange pureed soups seem to be our thing, ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ I made a sunny Carrot Ginger Soup to brighten up the gray day. ๐Ÿฅ•๐ŸŒž๐Ÿฅ•๐ŸŒž๐Ÿฅ•๐ŸŒž๐Ÿฅ•

It's vegan and gluten-free, which I like to think can balance out whatever cookies, cake or pastry you eat this week. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Stop in for a bowl, and be sure to get a couple vegan (but not GF!) focaccia dippers to go with. We're open today from 9am-3pm at 76 East Mill Street in downtown Akron. Call 330-839-2311 during our business hours to see what all we've got in our case! ๐Ÿฅโ˜•๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฅช๐Ÿช๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿต

Special holiday hours this week:
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday & Thursday: 9am-3pm
Friday: 8am-6pm
Saturday (Christmas Eve): 8am-Noon


We are inching closer and closer to the Big Week (Hanukkah and Christmas [AAACK!]), but those arenโ€™t the only holidays w...
12/18/2022

We are inching closer and closer to the Big Week (Hanukkah and Christmas [AAACK!]), but those arenโ€™t the only holidays we celebrate at this most joyous time of year! Today we are also celebrating the birth of the one and only ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ

Megan started here just last summer and has skyrocketed to super-stardom with her joyful energy, humor, and passion. If youโ€™re a regular customer, you might have heard her singing along with the tunes, or seen her rushing a fresh tray of baked joy from the oven right to you! You have definitely tasted the love she puts into everything she does here!

We made our rambunctious Minnesota Sagittarius snow queen a peppermint matcha cookies & creme cake! Whatโ€™s the point of having a Christmas birthday if you donโ€™t eat some peppermint, right? โ„๏ธ

Thanks for all you do to make Sweet Maryโ€™s Bakery a wonderful place to be, Megan! We love you and we hope you had a really special day today!

Frosted Sugar Cookies just might be my favorite thing about Christmas. ๐ŸŽ„ True, we make them year round, but the smell of...
12/17/2022

Frosted Sugar Cookies just might be my favorite thing about Christmas. ๐ŸŽ„ True, we make them year round, but the smell of them baking brings back fond memories of my mom making hundreds of these that Hilary and I would frost with a butter knife and decorate with a ziplock bag with the corner cut off, to give as Christmas gifts to family and friends.โค๏ธ๐ŸŽ… Though does a decidedly better job decorating them than we did at age 10, there's just as much love in each one as there ever was.๐Ÿฅฐ

PLUS: We were so excited to finally find a bigger Santa face cookie cutter than the one we've previously used! He was pretty popular already so I have a feeling he's about to be the star of the show. ๐ŸŒŸ We make our Santas in a variety of skin tones, just like the Real Santa, who can be whatever you want him to be, because he's magic. ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿฟ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿพ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿฝ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ…

Stop in today till 4pm, Sunday 9am-3pm, and next week for our Holiday Hours:
Wednesday & Thursday 9am-3pm
Friday 8am-6pm
Saturday (Christmas Eve) from 8am-Noon

We're at 76 East Mill Street in downtown Akron!


The holidays are no time to be flaky, unless you're a pastry. ๐Ÿฅ Our handmade croissants and crullers are made with highe...
12/17/2022

The holidays are no time to be flaky, unless you're a pastry. ๐Ÿฅ Our handmade croissants and crullers are made with higher fat European butter to give them that signature crispy flakiness that you'll only find in a real croissant. (FYI "Soft" croissants are not a thing. That means they're made with fake butter or oil and it's really just a crescent shaped roll. ๐ŸŒˆ )

Stop in this weekend for a pastry, a festive Seasonal Latte or Mocha, and maybe a slice of our Olive, Tomato & Mozzarella Focaccia for a quick snack on the go.

We're open till 4pm today and 9am-3pm tomorrow at 76 East Mill Street in downtown Akron. Call us at 330-849-2311 with questions!

Brrrrr!! โ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธ It's a chilly, snowy morning but it's toasty and cozy in our shop, and we've got all the fresh baked fes...
12/17/2022

Brrrrr!! โ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธ It's a chilly, snowy morning but it's toasty and cozy in our shop, and we've got all the fresh baked festive goodness you need to jumpstart the last sprint into the holidays. ๐Ÿคถ๐Ÿฝ

Hanukkah starts tomorrow, and we have plenty of treats for gifts for everyone on your list, including you! ๐Ÿ•Ž๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„

We're open today till 4pm and Sunday 9am-3pm at 76 East Mill Street in downtown Akron. Parking is free all weekend (and actually currently available) right out front.

Our special Holiday Hours for next week are:
Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday and Thursday: 9am-3pm
Friday: 8am-6pm
Saturday on Christmas Eve: 8am-Noon

Call us at 330-839-2311 with questions or to see what we have in our case.

Here's a stocking stuffer idea or Hanukkah gift for our Gluten-free & Vegan friends: Maple Nut Granola! ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ•ŽMade in-house...
12/16/2022

Here's a stocking stuffer idea or Hanukkah gift for our Gluten-free & Vegan friends: Maple Nut Granola! ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ•Ž

Made in-house with GF Oats, real Maple Syrup, whole Cashews and Almonds, and big flakes of toasted Coconut, it's a great snack on the go, a delicious breakfast with fruit and yogurt (though our Fruit & Yogurt Cups are gone till spring when there's better fresh fruit available), or a fantastic gift for your friends or family with dietary restrictions. (As long as they can have nuts!) ๐ŸŒฐ

We have it pre-portioned into half pound bags for just $11.75 each, ready to grab and go! Pick up one this weekend, and then come back next week when you realize you should've gotten more. ๐Ÿ˜‰

We're open today till 4pm, Saturday 8am-4 pm, Sunday 9am-3pm, and next week for special holiday hours: Wednesday and Thursday 9-3, Friday 8-6, and on Christmas Eve from 8-12. Call us at 330-839-2311 with questions!

We left holiday macarons off this year's Holiday pre-order menu, but that doesn't mean we don't have plenty of them! We ...
12/16/2022

We left holiday macarons off this year's Holiday pre-order menu, but that doesn't mean we don't have plenty of them! We decided there are just too many delightful holiday flavors to whittle it down to just 5, and part of the fun is picking out your own assortment. ๐ŸŽ„

Stop in all weekend to pick out your 5-pack gift box of our made-from-scratch macarons for gifts for your coworkers, friends, or just because you deserve a little treat. ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜‹

Flavors include:
-Fruitcake
-Partridge in a Pear Tree (Quince/ Vanilla!)
-Egg Nog
-Peanut Brittle
-Fererro Rocher (Chocolate/Hazelnut)
-Sugar Plum
-Vanilla Bean Swirl
-Hot Cocoa
-Red Velvet
-Cranberry Orange
-Pomegranate Clove
-Earl Grey
-Chestnuts on an Open Fire (NEW!! Will be available Saturday: Roasted Marshmallow with Chocolate Chestnut ganache filling - see our stories for more!) ๐ŸŒฐ

Hanukkah starts this Sunday, and these made a great gift! (Way better than socks) ๐Ÿ•Ž๐ŸŽ

We're open today till 4pm, Saturday 8am-4pm, and Sunday 9am-3pm, then for our special Holiday Hours we'll be open next Wednesday 12/21 and Thursday 12/22 from 9-3, Friday 12/23 from 8-6, and Saturday 12/24 for Christmas Eve from 8am-Noon.

Give us a call at 330-839-2311 to see what all we have in the case before heading down!

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Preorders for next week might be closed, but we're working hard behind the scenes to keep the holiday goodies flowing! ๐Ÿง‘...
12/16/2022

Preorders for next week might be closed, but we're working hard behind the scenes to keep the holiday goodies flowing! ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐ŸŽ„

If you need a holiday cookie box, a Souche de Noรซl, or some festive macarons, head down to 76 East Mill Street in downtown Akron and we'll box them up for you! We only have a couple of the GF Yule Stump Cakes left (aka Souche de Noรซl) that are ready to go, so if you want one l recommend calling before you head down: 330-839-2311. ๐Ÿช

We'll be here today till 4pm, Saturday 8am-4pm, Sunday 9am-3pm. Be sure to grab a pastry, a chicken salad sandwich or a slice of quiche while you're here, and don't forget the Sugar Cookie Latte for some holiday fuel! ๐Ÿฅช๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฐโ˜•

Holiday hours for next week:
Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday 12/21: 9am-3pm
Thursday 12/22: 9am-3pm
Friday 12/23: 8am-6pm
Saturday 12/24: 8am- Noon

Then we'll be closed for our annual Winter Break from 12/25/22-1/11/23, reopening Thursday 1/12. ๐ŸŽ„โ„๏ธ๐ŸŽ„โ„๏ธ๐ŸŽ„โ„๏ธ๐ŸŽ„

See you soon! ๐Ÿ˜˜

It's your last chance to place your Holiday Week orders!  ๐ŸŽ„โ„๏ธ๐ŸŽ…Our online store closes tonight at 10pm pre-orders for pic...
12/15/2022

It's your last chance to place your Holiday Week orders! ๐ŸŽ„โ„๏ธ๐ŸŽ…

Our online store closes tonight at 10pm pre-orders for pickup next week, 12/21-12/24 ONLY. Yes, our system will allow you to place an order for 12/16 or 12/17, but please believe it is lying to you, we will NOT have your order ready if you place it for any day other than 12/21-12/24.

If you've already placed your order for a day outside that time frame, check your voicemail, Abi called everyone who had ordered thus far for the wrong dates and we're waiting to hear back from some of you to reschedule your order. (If she spoke to you already, no need to do anything else!) So please, double check those order days and times before completing your checkout. ๐Ÿ™

Hurry on over to sweetmarysbakery.com to place your orders now!!

It's our birthday and we're giving away mini cupcakes!! ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐ŸŽ‚Seven years ago today we weren't ready and some of the paint...
12/15/2022

It's our birthday and we're giving away mini cupcakes!! ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐ŸŽ‚

Seven years ago today we weren't ready and some of the paint was still wet, but we opened our doors anyway for the first time here at 76 East Mill Street in downtown Akron. ๐Ÿงก You can still find some of the same items we had that first day, like our Cranberry Orange Scones, Buttermilk Biscuits and Frosted Sugar Cookies (though they're fresh ones; we haven't just kept them in a cupboard for 7 years, that'd be disgusting), and some new ones too thanks to 's creativity and culinary genius.

A lot has happened these past seven years; Covid was a big one. But when life presents challenges, if you look hard enough in there is an opportunity. So we revamped our space, got rid of our dining room to expand our kitchen space, and hired a bunch more staff. Now we're producing about 4-6x what we were before covid, and able to pay our staff a lot more, too.

Running a business is hard work and not for the faint of heart, but no matter how much this place sometimes drives me crazy, it's still my happy place and I'm so proud of what we've accomplished over the last seven years. I have no idea what'll happen over the next 7, but we're ready for it. ๐Ÿ’ช

We're open today till 2pm for lunch, a snack, or to treat your coworkers to some fresh baked holiday cookies. Today's also your last day to place orders for pickup at our shop next week during our special holiday hours, 12/21-12/24. Visit sweetmarysbakery.com for details and to order! Call us at 330-839-2311 with questions or to see what's in our case today!

All of our Holiday cookie recipes are thoughtfully chosen and crafted to create a medley that offers a variety of flavor...
12/14/2022

All of our Holiday cookie recipes are thoughtfully chosen and crafted to create a medley that offers a variety of flavors, textures and colors for the best well-rounded cookie experience. ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿฟ

But two of them also have a place deep in our hearts, for and myself, in particular. They've been featured on our Holiday menu every single year since we first started this little business waaaaay back in 2006, but their history in our family goes back even further.

What we call Russian Tea Cakes, most of you call snowballs. So why do we insist on calling them by a name that most of Cleveland believes to be another pastry entirely? I blame that on my maternal grandmother.

My mom's mother died in 1970, when my mother was just 13. By all accounts, she was an amazing cook, but only left two of her recipes for her young daughter: Mac & Cheese and Russian Tea Cakes. While I adore her mac & cheese for it's comforting & homey memories, it's a definite "white people" version with zero seasoning and just one kind of cheese, so there's no need to wax poetic on it's account. The Russian Tea Cakes, however: ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคค Finely ground walnuts, lots of good butter, a little flour, a little sugar, and a lot of mess, but the good kind where you don't care if you have powdered sugar all over your face because your mouth is so happy. We make these every year, and I always feel a little closer to the grandma I never met. โค๏ธ

Our Candy Cane Cookies come courtesy of my paternal grandmother... kind of. My dad's mom was a force. A 4'10" tall woman who loved to be the center of attention, but gave as much love as she demanded. She loved her family and made a big fuss over Christmas every year. She wasn't a spectacular cook, but she put extra love into her Christmas cookies. Her almond-flavored butter cookies, colored and twisted into candy cane shapes were my dad's favorite, but my grandmother refused to give my mom the recipe. So my mom did as any good cook and figured it out herself. ๐Ÿ˜†

Now you can share these holiday classics with your family; I'm sure they'll bring you as much joy as they've brought us. Head to sweetmarysbakery.com to order now. โค๏ธ๐ŸŽ„โ„๏ธ

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76 E Mill Street
Akron, OH
44308

Opening Hours

Thursday 10am - 2pm
Friday 8am - 4pm
Saturday 8am - 4pm
Sunday 9am - 3pm

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(234) 706-6088

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So we brought some your take-and-bake chocolate scones with us on a little mini-vacation, but we forgot to bring the instructions. I'm pretty sure it's 20 minutes, but the temperature? 350?
Happy Pi Day! Our staff is enjoying this absolutely delicious lemon pie from Sweet Mary's Bakery in Akron! ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿฅง

Happy Pi Day! Our staff is enjoying this absolutely delicious lemon pie from Sweet Mary's Bakery in Akron! ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿฅง

Happy Pi Day! Our staff is enjoying this absolutely delicious lemon pie from Sweet Mary's Bakery in Akron! ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿฅง

PSA: Sweet Mary's is closed today.
Special thanks to our friends at The Peanut Shoppe, HiHO Brewing Company, Rubber City Clothing, Sweet Mary's Bakery, Acme Fresh Market, Pokรฉ Fresh, Akron Civic Theatre, Mr. Bulky's Foods, The Farmer's Rail, Akron RubberDucks, Liz Scott Designs & others for their support in filming The NORKA Story with Actuality Media! ๐Ÿ’™
Sweet Mary's Bakery is taking online orders for Christmas. Don't wait, they're going to go fast.

https://sweetmarysbakery.com/order-online
Shop and support local this holiday season by participating in the Downtown Holiday Hop.

All you have to do is pick up a card at a participating downtown business (or download one from the DAP website), collect 6 punches when you shop downtown, & enter to win a $200 gift card to the downtown business of your choosing. https://bit.ly/2021_DowntownHolidayHop

Looking for Christmas goodies, gift cards and stocking stuffers? Sweet Mary's Bakery is taking online orders for Christmas, as is Essential Dipped Delights, and Eddies Famous Cheesesteaks and Grille, Chameleon Cafe Akron, and OH SNAP Photo Lab have gift cards available. Plus: Totally Tangled Creations: By April Nicholson-Couch is having the 4th ANNUAL THANK YOU SALE on Friday & Saturday, Dirty River Bicycle Works has that dream machine you've been thinking of, as well as tons of bike accessories; and you can take advantage of Free Wrapping Supplies with Akronym Brewing this Sunday.

๐ŸคฉBONUS: Totally Baked Pizza and 10 more of your favorite downtown Akron businesses and organizations have teamed up to present the $1000 Holiday Giveaway. To enter, you need to go over to Totally Baked's Instagram page, where you'll see all of the details! https://bit.ly/TotallyBaked_DowntownGiveaway
Are we doing holiday pickups the same as we have since Covid?
Happy Friday, October 1, 2021 Everybody! It's looking like a gorgeous weekend, so get out there & enjoy. If you need some ideas, inspiration for your weekend, look no further:

1. Akron Children's Museum is back & open to all visitors starting today. Schedule a visit with your family today!

Also today: the new exhibition, Lakota Wiรก by Claire Heldman opens at the Institute for Human Science and Culture (part of the Cummings Center for the History of Psychology) with a reception from 4 - 7 pm.

OH SNAP Photo Lab hosts their 1st Friday Divas in Denim night out from 7 - 9 pm. Akron-Summit County Public Library presents Late Night at the Library from 6:30 - 10:30 pm. Plus: live music at Jilly's Music Room & NOMZ. That's just Friday!!!

2. On Saturday, bring the family to Akron-Summit County Public Library for Touch-a-Truck on Main Street from 2 - 4 pm. All manner of cool vehicles will be there, along with fun activities and Akron Children's Museum's van with magnet-blocks, too.

Also on Saturday: Check out Akronym Brewing's Oktoberfest in the new biergarten. Akron Civic Theatre presents Cabaret, old chum. Plus, achieve dance enlightenment at Musica and Baxter's Speakeasy with 90s Dance Night and Techno Masquerade, respectively. Or, enjoy the amazing music of the The Happy HiFis w. Peep at Jilly's

3. On Sunday, get your brunch on at Akronym Brewing or NOMZ. Ohio Tea Lady is hosting Teatime from 1 - 2:30 pm (be sure to register by the end of the day today (Friday)). Akron Art Museum hosts Family Day: Cardboard Challenge from 11 am to 2 pm, which will be 100% fun for all ages.

Head over to Guzzetta Hall for the The University of Akron School of Music Wind Symphony (7:30 - 9 pm). Galen Karriker conducts the Wind Symphonyโ€™s first โ€œin personโ€ concert titled, โ€œHealing, Hope, and Peace.โ€

๐Ÿฅฏ๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿช BONUS: Sweet Mary's Bakery is OPEN this weekend: Friday 10/1 & Saturday 10/2, 8 am - 4 pm, Sunday 10/3, 9 am-3 pm.

Whew, that is a lot! And it's not all. Not even a part of it. Get the whole picture from DAP's event calendar: http://bit.ly/DAP_Calendar
It's Akron Marathon weekend!!!!

What's open in downtown Akron? What is there to do today, tomorrow, and Sundayโ€”before, during & after the FirstEnergy Akron Marathon, Half Marathon & Team Relay? Well, a lot! Here's a map of eateries that are open, as well as things to do Friday through Sunday in downtown! The downloadable, printable version is here, along with handy links to the course map, road closures and more: https://bit.ly/MarathonDowntown2021

Want a handful of highlights? Okay: on Race Day Sweet Mary's Bakery is open at 5 am, Akronym Brewing is open at 5:30 am, the Curated Storefront exhibition Clayton Bailey's World of Wonders is open at 6 am, Barley House Akron, Subway at S. Main & Muggswigz are open at 7 am, and the Peanut Shoppe of Akron & Akron Coffee Roasters are open at 8 am. So, you are covered if you're downtown cheering on your runners tomorrow!
so'oh my gosh!!! My Bastille Day treats were remarkable. Using magical self-control, I made the tarts last until last night. I restricted myself to two bites at a time. They were sublime :-) The K-things? I scarfed those down in a day and a half. Same with the brioche. What wonderful goodness. Thank you for your passion and dedication to providing us with such exquisite, perfectly-crafted pastries of all sorts. Can't wait til we can visit you in the shop
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Other Bakeries in Akron (show all)

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