MECHANICVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Taught by Grandma Erma Hartman, Stacie Blair has whipped up her dream bakery in Mechanicville. The Sugar Fairy Bakes started as an at-home business, but after outgrowing her space, she moved into her first brick-and-mortar location last year.
Blair’s love of baking began as a small child while working in the kitchen with her grandmother, Erma Hartman. Banana bread was the first thing the 5-year-old learned to make on her own—an item you can find on the menu at the bakery.
“She would talk me through recipes, explain what I was doing and why I was using baking soda versus baking powder, and the rest is history,” she said.
Following the traditions of her grandmother, she always bakes her goods with fresh, high-quality ingredients. Her cinnamon buns are legendary from her days selling at farmer markets. She still sells out to this day.
Cakes, fresh fruit pies, and cookies are just a few other items on the menu. She says she makes just about everything except macaroons.
After customers kept requesting breakfast sandwiches, she added them to the menu from Wednesday to Friday. If you have an item you’d like to see on the menu, she says she’ll give it a try!