Downtown sweets

When bakers Amy Hayes and Debbie Knight saw an opportunity to own their own bakery, they took it. Now, the two are the proud owners of SweetFace Sugar Shoppe and Bakery in downtown Royse City.

With a soft opening March 31, SweetFace has been busy since it has opened, according to Amy.

Working individually for years as “cottage bakers,” or home-run bakery owners, the two met through Amy’s husband who works at Rockwall ISD as a culinary arts teacher.

He knew Debbie who worked at RCISD in food service when she wasn’t baking pies at home.

At the time, Amy owned and ran her own cookie company in her home.

Amy grew up watching her mother make wedding cakes, and then began baking as an outlet for grief over the loss of her and her husband’s first son, whom she called “sweetface.”

Debbie had been baking since she can remember. Owning her own bakery has always been her dream.

After buying a space on Main Street in January, Amy and Debbie began working to create their bakery’s space.

SweetFace’s goal is to make “homemade sweets just like grandma used to make,” Amy said. In the future, the two plan to create gluten-free treats to serve even more customers.

SweetFace is planning a grand opening event soon, although no date has been set.

To learn more, visit the shop Tuesday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 134 E Main St.

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