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By Toni DeRosa
Wasco Tribune 

Life just got sweeter in Wasco


April 11, 2019 | View PDF

There is no need to drive into Bakersfield for specialty cupcakes or cookies any longer.

Daun (Katie) Chong and Hyung Kim have opened up a new sweet shop called Sweet Seventh Street at 715 7th Street, where the original Blue Sushi Restaurant was located.

The original restaurant, owned by the same two, experienced a devastating fire a year ago, and it’s taken them this long to reopen the location. Instead of waiting to re-open, they obtained another location at 915 7th Street for Blue Sushi and because of Chong’s passion for cupcakes and cookies, they both decided “this would be her baby.”

Facebook followers of the married couple were made aware that the shop was holding a “soft” opening Friday, April 5. There was little fanfare at the location that day; instead, customers wandered in to see what the new establishment was all about. The sign isn’t even up on the building yet.

The interior is pristine, with natural wood benches and countertops comfortably placed on both sides of the new display case, where different flavors of cupcakes took one side, with a mixed variety of cookies filling it out. The cupcakes were frosted with varying colors and flavors, and the cookies offered a mixed variety as well. Specialty cupcakes are $3 and their cookies sell for $2 each.

Chong wants everyone to know that everything is made from scratch with only the freshest ingredients. “I also make my own puree for the cupcakes. I am hoping to introduce a Lemon Curd cupcake soon.”

The flavors of cupcakes offered include cranberry, chocolate chip, white chocolate chip with macadamia nuts, oatmeal and walnut cookies. “If you buy a dozen, you get a little discount, instead of being $36, it’s only $34,” Chong added.

“My favorite cookie is the chocolate pecan,” Chong said. “I make everything from the best ingredients such as fresh eggs, real vanilla extract and only the best ingredients.”

The selections seem to already be passing the taste tests of customers. “The cupcakes were really great,” Wasco resident Sharon Sharp said. “I got banana nut, blueberry and chocolate/strawberry. The peanut butter cookie is also fantastic.”

Chong admitted she loves to bake, for friends and family, and has done so for years. They friends love her blueberry cupcakes because the berries are so big and fresh.

The shop isn’t completely done as of yet. They hope to obtain more seating areas and fill the shop with small seating areas so clients can relax and enjoy their dessert. “We are still coming up with new ideas,” Chong said.

Because the two own the just-reopened restaurant and the new sweet shop, they don’t have a lot of spare time, with the cupcake shop open Wednesday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Blue Sushi open Tuesday through Saturday from 4 to 9 p. m.

If you are interested in telephoning your order in, call 661-758-2236.


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