Trays of cookie sandwiches, colorful macarons, and fresh cinnamon rolls at Bea Sweet Treats are the product of four generations of passion for the craft. Stephanie Post and her daughter Ashley Corbetta opened the storefront at 4111 Merchant Drive in Newburgh, Indiana, on Dec. 1, 2021 and present a daily rotating menu of baked goods from original recipes.
The building also hosts a tasting room for wedding consultations and an event space called The Hive.
Growing up in Mount Vernon, Illinois, Post was fashioned into a family baker by her grandmother Beatrice Flota — nicknamed Grandma Bea Bea — who the bakery is named for.
“Then I had Ashley, and she kind of grew up on a chair beside me writing with icing in a bag and helping me decorate cakes and things like that,” says Post.
Corbetta received degrees in baking and pastry arts and business management, as well as certifications in personal/private chef and business conflict management, from Sullivan University in Louisville, Kentucky, before founding Bea Sweet Treats with her mom on Jan. 14, 2020.
Throughout the early months of the pandemic, the duo offered free delivery and weekday specialties such as Macaron Mondays and Cinnamon Roll Saturdays that earned them a loyal online following.
“We had quite a following from before, and those people have been really good about coming in and supporting us,” says Post.
“Community backing has been wonderful. We love our community,” adds Corbetta. “We love growing with people and being a part of people’s lives through food.”
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