Monday, October 20, 2008

Sweetie Pie

Let them eat cake?

Fine. You’ll take the pie anyway.

As in, authentic southern-style pies from Shelby Sweets, which just opened last week at Nimitz Center.

Owner Phyllis Moore-Shelby has been doing custom baking for weddings and private clients for years as a side venture while she worked full-time as a flight attendant. But she’s settled down now and finally opened a store, where you can mosey in to taste her deep-dish pies, as well as all kinds of other treats that come out of her oven daily.

Each morning brings four flavors of scones (the lemon-blueberry and coconut-pineapple-raisin are popular), as well as cupcakes, quickbreads and cookies. And then there are the pies. She doesn’t sell by the slice, instead, all the flavors come in individual sizes or in two-bite petit four size, all with the same extra-flaky, crumbly crusts as her 9-inch full size pies. Her southern specialties include pumpkin, pecan, custard, or sweet potato (our favorite), as well as strawberry mousse, apple, or pumpkin crunch.

And for Christmas she’ll be making specialty cakes like rum, red velvet and fruitcake.

She’s taking orders for Thanksgiving starting today.
So you’ll want to get your piece of this pie.

Shelby’s Sweets , 1130 N. Nimitz Hwy., Suite A-150, 808.585.6258

Posted on Monday, October 20, 2008 in Permalink

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Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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