If you want to bring a sweet treat to a holiday gathering, are planning a winter wedding, or have a loved one with a special birthday, Nina Payne can craft the pastry to match your particulars.

Payne recently opened Sassy Cakes by Nina at the southwest corner of 16th Street and Bethany Home Road.

A single mom of three boys, Payne started baking from home about six years ago in addition to working a fulltime job with US Airways. After receiving a lot of positive feedback from customers and encouragement from friends and family, she decided to open her own storefront.

Sassy Cakes offers an assortment of tasty treats including Sassy Bites in a variety of flavors; Sassy Rainbow Cakes, almond cake bites with a raspberry filling and drizzled chocolate on top; Mud Slides, homemade brownies topped with marshmallow and chocolate glaze; and Sassy Cupcakes. In addition, Sassy Cakes offers gluten free and filled cupcakes upon request. Gluten free and filled cupcakes are available upon request. Payne offers free wedding cake tastings and consultations by appointment only.

Sassy Cakes By Nina is located at 5810 N. 16th St. Holiday hours through December are 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Closed Sundays. Regular hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call 602-212-2537 or visit www.sassycakesbynina.com.



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