Rosa Cirillo: Sweets and Treats for Everyone
If someone has a nut allergy, it used to mean taking a pass on cookies, cakes and even ice cream. But this bakeshop creates beautiful and delicious sweets that are not only safe for consumption – but actually irresistible.
Oh So Sweet bakes up delicious goods at its 100 per cent peanut-free and tree-nut-free facility – and not just the usual bland offerings, either. “Everything is baked from scratch,” says Rosa Cirillo, who now employs nine people, including professional pastry chefs and cake decorators. “We’re making baked goods that you can’t find anywhere else … some people have told us they’ve never had a piece of apple pie.”
If you or your child have a nut allergy, you need to find a place you can trust. And it’s a bonus if you can get delicious cookies, cupcakes, pastries and beautiful Instagrammable cakes of all kinds, with gluten-free, egg-free and dairy-free options available, too.
Rosa and her team get a lot of satisfaction from their work. “We try to make things that people can enjoy so they don’t feel left out,” she says. “After a weekend, when we’ve had say 40 cakes go out, it’s amazing to get messages afterward saying things like, ‘Everyone loved the cake – they all want your number!’” she says. “It makes you feel like we’re doing something right … and something great.”
What’s up for the future? “People come from all over the GTA to our place and we try to deliver as much as we can, but I’m actually looking to open up a second location,” says Rosa, to make it even easier for clients to get access to her baked goods.
8099 Weston Rd., Unit 15, Vaughan, Ont.