Kennett Entrepreneur Opts To Open Sweet Magnolia Bakery Instead Of Retirement
Kennett Square’s Diane Simmons has envisioned sweet dreams of baked deliciousness instead of world travel or a quiet retirement, and the owner of the new Sweet Magnolia Bakery in the Market at Liberty Place has enjoyed every minute since her Mushroom Festival debut.
“This is just my little corner of the world,” Simmons said in a Chadds Ford Live report. “Kennett has just been wonderful to us.”
Long renowned for her Christmas desserts, Simmons now has a public venue at which to experiment.
“My father keeps saying, ‘Why are you starting a business at 60?’” she said in the article. “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do.”
And her favorite offerings revolve around cakes and cheesecakes by the slice — or whole ones ordered in advance. As for flavors, there’s Nutella, peanut butter chocolate chip, pecan pie, red velvet, blueberry, coconut crafted from her mother’s recipe and malted milk balls.
You can also get her homemade malted milk ball fudge, chocolate chip cheese balls and rolled baklava in honor of her grandfather’s Greek ancestry.
“I’ve been amazed at the people who come and the people who come back,” she said.
Read more about Simmons’ new Sweet Magnolia Bakery adventure, open every day except Monday, on Chadds Ford Live here.
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