Satisfying the sweet tooth - September 30, 2015
A desire to make people happy is the driving force behind the Los Altos-based boutique bakery Sweet Sue’s Treats. Owner Sue Klepper, a Los Altos resident, started her company in January but has been baking cookies and satisfying the sweet tooth for years.
Klepper previously worked with Suzi Tinsley at her Sugar Shack shop in Menlo Park. When the shop shuttered, Tinsley encouraged her to revisit her baking roots.Before having children, Klepper baked cookies for local businesses. She took her friend’s advice and began working on her product line.
“Both my children play sports, which meant countless ‘snack mom’ days,” she said. “What my kids’ teammates didn’t realize was that they were my original recipe testers. The treats they loved most became my core products.”
Klepper focuses on three specialties: chocolate chip cookies, bite-size banana muffins and granola bites. She sells her treats at several Silicon Valley offices and fills custom orders for special events.
Klepper said lack of self-confidence can be a hurdle for many moms looking to start a business.
“Trust what you are good at,” she advised. “I knew I was a great baker, but it took the encouragement of friends and family for me to have the confidence to turn my skills into a business.”
For more information, visit sweetsuestreats.com.
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"These home baked goods are amazing. The granola is hearty and slightly sweet. A most satisfying breakfast treat. The banana muffin poppers are moist and delicious. The chocolate chip cookies are quite simply the best chocolate chip cookie my family has ever tasted. A real winner. These are the types of goodies you'd bake for your own family in your own kitchen, if you had the time! 5 stars!"
"Sweet Sue's Treats are to die for. Her old fashioned chocolate chip cookies will satiate any comfort food cravings and the banana poppers delight with a hint of little chocolate chips inside. The cart is the most darling food stand and contributes a lot of energy to an event or party. But the real gem is the head baker, Susan Klepper, who takes the cake at personally entertaining and delighting her customers. A definite thumbs up!!!!"
"Your sweets were delicious and you are a pleasure to work with". Executive Assistant, Major Tech Company, Sunnyvale
"Great service and everyone loved the treats". Executive Assistant, Major Tech Company, Cupertino
“Your chocolate chip cookies are off the chain amazing!” Administrative Assistant, Major Tech Company, Mountain View
"I enjoyed the treats and so did my colleagues, only empty trays left, Hungry engineers...it was gooood!. Program Manager, Major Tech Company, Cupertino
"Sweet Sue's Treats were a huge hit with the employees! You made it so easy on me by delivering it just when we needed it. Thank you so much!" Office Manager, mid-sized San Jose Tech company
"Everyone loved your treats. I think the realtors especially loved the packaging and presentation..For me, this is the best granola I have ever eaten. The cookie had a nice buttery flavor and served as my lunch." Local Realtor
"Without a doubt, these are the best cookies I’ve ever had!", surgeon, Stanford Hospital