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Welcome to Custom Sweets by Sarah

Let me help make your next event sweet with custom designed treats!

Japanese Cherry Blossom Cake
Wedding Venue: A'bulae

Custom Decorated Sugar Cookies
Custom Cakes & Desserts
Pastries | Pies | Breads

Sarah Williams, Owner of

Sarah Williams, a cottage food producer, runs a first-rate bakery out of her kitchen in Maplewood.

Special thanks to all those at FOODSERVICENEWS for running this article on my business! 

Nancy Weingartner Monroe | Editor

 Stephen P. Hamburger | Design

Gayle Strawn | Conference Director

I'm a Certified Food Safety Manager and registered with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture to produce food out of my home under the Minnesota cottage food law.  I take food safety and kitchen cleanliness very seriously.  I am required by law to notify all potential customers that my products are homemade and are not subject to state inspection. Please let me know if you have any questions about the steps I take to ensure food safety.

Are you hosting your event in a space that requires food be prepared in a licensed kitchen, rather than home kitchen?  No problem!  I also lease licensed commercial kitchen space, on an as needed basis, at an additional charge to you. 



I'm open for business!

While there is no evidence that the coronavirus is transmitted through food, I know that food safety is still a concern for many and it's the top priority as I bake your goods! The following are steps I take to ensure the food being prepared in my kitchen is safe for you to eat (not just now, with coronavirus concerns, but on a constant basis):

  • I wash my hands before preparing or touching any food.

  • I sanitize my counter surfaces before food preparation.

  • I use gloves whenever I handle ready-to-eat food.

  • I use a hair net at all times.

  • If myself or anyone in my household is sick I do not bake/prepare any orders.

  • I have no pets in my home, large or small.

  • As mentioned above, I'm a Certified Food Safety Manager and registered with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture to produce certain foods in my home. I've taken several classes on food safety and know its importance.  I'll never compromise your safety as I prepare your order!

  • I welcome any questions you might have about my food safety practices.

COVID19 Precautions
Wedding Day Sugar Cookies, individually bagged for each guest
Excellence in Taste & Aesthetics 

It's my aim to create beautiful, custom-designed royal icing sugar cookies, cakes, desserts, and other sweets that have been made from scratch, using high quality ingredients. This means, that in your cakes, I use real butter in the frosting and real fruit in the fillings.  In your sugar cookies you will see flecks of vanilla bean and taste a slight almond flavor from pure almond extract.  So, not only will your desserts taste amazing but I will also work with you to make sure they look just how you want! Creating treats that are both delicious and beautiful are extremely important to me!  

Phenomenal from start to finish!  Sarah was super nice, her cookies were delicious and her artistic skill is like nothing I've seen!  I would highly recommend Custom Sweets by Sarah.  I will definitely be back!

Sarah G.  Google Review 9.23.19

Bridal Shower Royal Icing Sugar Cookies

I had Sarah make cookies for a bridal shower and they were a hit!  Not only do they look beautiful but they taste amazing as well.  Everyone raved about the cookies to the point they were suggested for our family Christmas party in December.  Definitely repeat customer for life!

Erin Nakielski, Google Review, October 2020

Bridal Shower Royal Icing Sugar Cookies

I ordered a smash cake, cupcakes and decorated sugar cookies from Sarah for my daughter's first birthday.  Everything was perfectly executed, just as I had envisioned, and it all tasted wonderful too!  Sarah was easy to work with, responsive, and helpful.  I look forward to ordering from her again!

Carley Bader, Google Review, October 2020

Three Tier Semi-Naked 50th Anniversary Cake with Fresh Fruit and White Roses
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