Experience Bella Christie and Lil’ Z’s Sweet Boutique’s Confections
By Andrea Bosco Stehle | Photograph from Hot Metal Studio
From cakes to sweet stations, Bella Christie and Lil’ Z’s Sweet Boutique provides an entire dessert experience for its clients. The confectionary offers 12 over-the-top, interactive dessert stations, from mouthwatering donuts and fried hand pies, to fresh liquid nitrogen ice cream and a cookie dough station. “Making dreams come true for our couples, interacting and having fun with all of their guests, is the sweetest part of our job. It is so wonderful to see our passion of desserts really touch people!” says Bella Christie and Lil’ Z’s Sweet Boutique owner Kadee Lewis. When it comes to cakes, “naked cakes” are making their exit as the use of metallic colors and textures continues to rise. “We’re also seeing many couples wanting to tie in elements of the bride’s dress or a pattern, which is super customized and one-of-a-kind.” Flavor-wise, the shop’s traditional white almond with raspberry jam and a sugared almond plating garnish remains its most popular. However, nothing is off the table! Lewis and her team have crafted cakes in flavors like Funfetti, chocolate chip, maple bacon, and the list goes on. “Dessert isn’t just a food,” Lewis says. “It is an experience. With one of the last ways to impress your guests, why not make it memorable?!” For booking purposes, save the date with the bakery at least six months in advance as dates fill up quickly.
Bella Christie and Lil’ Z’s Sweet Boutique, 213 Commercial Ave., Aspinwall. 412.772.1283. 3511 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412.687.1265. asweetboutique.com.