Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 09, 2014
Bree’s Sweet Treats, an old-fashioned bakery in Accokeek, MD, will celebrate its grand reopening on Dec. 13, 2014. The bakery, located at 15638 Livingston Road, is the brainchild of 16-year-old Breana “Bree” Britt, who started her business as an online operation in 2011 when she was only 12 years old.
The grand reopening celebration will kick-off with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. Bree will partner with the Fisher House Foundation to create a special holiday cookie basket, where all the proceeds will go to the organization. Fisher House is a military organization that provides families housing close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury. Guests will be able to sample a large assortment of Bree’s decadent homemade cupcakes, cakes, sweetie pies and cookies, as well as some of her special holiday treats, including an egg nog cupcake and peppermint mocha. Bree will also be holding interactive baking classes and cooking demos throughout the day.
Bree’s love for all things confectionary began when she was only five years old. While her father, Corey Britt, was serving in the Army, he suffered a traumatic brain injury during the Persian Gulf War operations. Her great-grandmother Lily Waller and close family friend Eva Cotton began teaching Bree to bake as a distraction. The more Bree baked, the more she loved the process. She started inventing her own recipes. Her thirst to know more turned into classes at the local community college and a Wilton School of Baking course to perfect her designs. When her father passed away in December 2013, Bree was determined to grow her love of baking into a full-time business in honor of her father who always wanted to be an entrepreneur himself.
“I initially started baking cupcakes and cookies at home for my friends, family and members of my local church. But then the orders started coming in and increasing, and the next thing I knew, I was opening an actual bakery to handle all the requests,” said Bree. “As the business continued to expand, we outgrew our initial space, and that is why we are now reopening in our new location. I started the bakery because my father always wanted to own his own business, and this is my way of making his dream a reality.”
“Bree does a great job balancing her entrepreneurial spirit running a full-time business, while at the same time being a regular 16-year-old, from learning to drive to holding selfie competitions with friends and remaining an honor student at St. Mary’s Ryken High School,” said Charmaine Britt, Bree’s mom. “She strives to be innovative in all of her creations, constantly developing new flavors and designs. We are very proud of her accomplishment of being a business owner at this very young age, and I know her father is smiling down on her.”
Bree’s desserts are delivered fresh Tuesday through Saturday to customers in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia metropolitan areas. Online orders for special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries and holidays can be placed from anywhere in the Unites States. In addition, customers can dine in. For more information about Bree’s Sweet Treats, visit http://www.treatsbybree.com.