It's a good thing my editor just got back from lunch with a few freshly baked cookies to unload on me, because I need something sweet to nibble on as I look at the menu forShelley's Specialty Desserts
, a month-old bakery in downtown Glendale (5845 W. Palmaire).
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Owner/pastry chef Shelley Au has been baking for years, supplying restaurants such as Phoenix City Grille and Sierra Bonita Grill, but now she's finally got a place of her own where fans can indulge in Shelley's Sweet Buttermilk Pie, Kentucky bourbon cheesecake, oatmeal caramelation bars, cookies, petits fours, bread, cinnamon rolls, and other made-from-scratch treats.
Shelley's Specialty Desserts isn't just a retail storefront. Au also has seating where customers can relax over a cup of organic coffee as they get their sugar fix.
And if you're in the market for a whimsical, fancy cake, check out Au's online portfolio -- she's made cakes that look like guitars, animals, and even a platter of sushi, and her sugar flowers are incredibly realistic.
Shelley's is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday.