It’s taken nearly 30 years for Sweet Potato Sensations to become an overnight success.

This stalwart Detroit business, which serves up numerous tasty sweet potatobased concoctions (even sweet potato ice cream), got started as a cookie-making operation out of the home of Cassandra and Jeffery Thomas, two of the four owners. The business is now a brightly colored bakery/café on Lahser Road. The last couple of years have seen Cassandra on the cover of Hour Detroit and the company the recipient of an expansion grant from the New Economy Initiative. Hillary Clinton even stopped by in July during a visit to the city (she ordered the cobbler, among other items).

The recent surge of appreciation for the Thomas’s efforts shouldn’t obscure the fact that their small business has been hitting big targets for a long time, providing desserts to major gatherings in metro Detroit.

You don’t need to be hosting thousands to serve the company’s treats at your next event, though—Sweet Potato Sensations caters events of varying size. Or just place an order for items like sweet potato coconut pie or candied yams and pick them up yourself at the bakery in Eastern Market.

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