Born and bred in South Carolina, I am a true southern baker who has attended the International Culinary Institute in Myrtle Beach, SC. Myrtle Beach is a major tourist destination along the South Atlantic seaboard of the United States, widely known for its wide beaches, large selection of challenging golf links, excellent seafood restaurants, and outlet-style shopping activities. It is set at the center of a 60-mile long chain of tranquil, sandy beaches known as the "Grand Strand".
Hosting over 14 million visitors annually, the Grand Strand is home to an array of tourist attractions, and the area receives a large influx of visitors during all seasons. Nearly 100,000 visitors a year are estimated to come from overseas, with tourists from Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom.
Only a handful of bakeries exist in the Grand Strand area. Tourists and locals alike buy desserts from Costco, Sam's Club, Grocery Stores where nothing is freshly make and NOBODY can say all of their ingredients are preservative free. Sweet Thangs can say that with pride and confidence. We also are focusing on Gluten Free products by demand. Our website www.sweet-thangs.co reveals a full online menu.
We want to be the bakery that makes and delivers tasty southern desserts to tourists when they arrive. We must create brand recognition and that takes money to advertise seek restaurants to serve our products. Goals are to increase online presence with advertising and expert assistance with the website, and to find local business support for this business.