Written by Current Student Writer Isley Wood
I’ve loved to bake ever since I was a little girl. Well, I’m only 10, so I guess that’s not such a long time! I’d like to open my own bakeshop one day, so I decided to interview Kelly Maucere, the owner of My Sugar Pie in Zionsville, to find out more about the baking business.
When I walked into the pie shop, it smelled sweet like a cherry pie. I was surprised to see more than 40 pies on the menu. I met Kelly and learned that she started baking at age 10 with her mom, who was known as the “Yoda of Pies.”
My Sugar Pie has been in business since 2008, and has been at its 40 E. Pine Street location since 2011. However, Kelly first began baking pies in her own oven, and then used the ovens at Cobblestone Grill before having a shop of her own.
Even though there weren’t any major setbacks in starting the business, Kelly did mention that she was surprised at how much time she needed for some of the additional responsibilities required in running her own business. As the owner, she not only bakes, but also takes care of other details such as accounting and marketing.
Kelly knew she wanted to name her business My Sugar Pie because her mother would call Kelly’s children her “sugar pies.”
Kelly said: “It took several months to come up with the winning recipe [for the sugar pie]and one that my mom and dad liked.”
As Indiana’s state pie, the sugar pie is a popular choice at the shop, but Dutch Apple is actually Kelly’s best seller.
Kelly and her staff bake hundreds of pies daily, and her favorites to make are beautiful strawberry lattice and meringue pies. Kelly “loves the smell of a fresh peach pie,” and said she enjoys the flavor of the peanut butter cream pie.
Zionsville residents and pie lovers all over the United States enjoy My Sugar Pie. Ashley Judd, Peyton Manning, and Oprah Winfrey have all had the pleasure of eating these treats, and continue to order them from the shop.
After meeting with Kelly, I chose to try the classic sugar pie…and I was in heaven! It was so sweet and silky smooth. Kelly is very talented to make such a perfect pie. I learned a lot about the baking business, and I hope to someday have my very own bakeshop.
My Sugar Pie is located at 40 E. Pine Street in Zionsville. They can be reached at 733-8717 or at www.mysugarpie.com.