Little Rock is certainly fortunate to have a pastry chef like Kelli Marks in our midst. From macarons to creme brulee, Marks can do it all with ease. She is one of the most forward-thinking bakers in the city, constantly searching for new pastry creations to help brighten her customers’ days. Marks’ bakery, Sweet Love, will be celebrating its first birthday this month and they are planning a celebration to commemorate the day. She’d like to invite you all to share in this momentous occasion. Here’s the details:


On January 12th, Sweet Love Bakery, located at 8210 Cantrell Rd, will be hosting this “1st Birthday Bash” from 6-8:30 PM. But this is no casual affair, glitz and glamour are sure to abound, and in fact, formal attire is encouraged as you help Kelli and her crew celebrate in style. Sweet Love will be busting out the bubbly for guests, pouring up champagne, cider, and other drinks. Of course, sweet treats will be a-plenty, as Sweet Love will be baking up cake truffles, macarons, mini cupcakes, and more. They’ll also be giving away “swag bags” on a first come/first served basis (i.e. you’ll want to get there early or else you’ll probably miss out). Kelli hasn’t given me any details on the swag bag’s contents but states, “Just know that you’ll want to grab one.” There will also be T-shirt giveaways and punch cards for discounts on cupcakes, and there will even be prizes awarded for “best dressed.”

Note, there is a “cover charge.” Sweet Love will be collecting gently used jackets and blankets, as well as new socks to be donated to The Van, a non-profit orginization servicing the homeless in central Arkansas. (A monetary donation may also be made.) This is your ticket in the door.

If you’re a sugar junkie, like me, this is one event you won’t want to miss. Show some love to Sweet Love next Saturday and join them as they celebrate their first fantastic year in business.