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Local baker Shelby Pellow talks about what makes a dessert table tasty and tasteful

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Local baker Shelby Pellow talks about what makes a dessert table tasty and tasteful
Shelby Pellow, who specializes in dessert tables, is photographed in her bakery in Lakeshore. “I’ve always loved baking. I’ve always been pretty artistic as well,” the 23-year-old said. (TYLER BROWNBRIDGE / The Windsor Star)

Beatrice Fantoni
Mar 10, 2015 - 6:00 PM EDT
Last Updated: Mar 11, 2015 - 8:43 AM EDT

Shelby Pellow started baking practically before she could walk — “My mom has a video of me with a soother in my mouth mixing up cookies or cupcakes with my grandma,” said the 23-year-old — but in the five years since officially launching Shelby’s Sweet Shoppe, she’s built up a reputation for tasteful dessert tables and dainty treats for weddings, showers and birthday parties.

“I’ve always loved baking. I’ve always been pretty artistic as well,” said Pellow, who graduated from St. Clair College’s culinary management program. “I love taking a client’s ideas and using my style to put together a custom creation for them.”

It doesn’t hurt that she’s a perfectionist, she said, and that she’s always got her eye on what’s trendy and fashionable in food and decorating. (Case in point: The long white boxes of French-style macarons she just launched are a far cry from the usual white cardboard bakery boxes and foil-covered cake trays we’re all accustomed to.)

A mashup of baker and party decorator, Pellow will bake your cake and set the table to serve it on, too.

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