Elaine Cordeiro misses her mother-in-law sometimes. Dorothy, aka Dot, and Elaine started their somewhat unique business 35 years ago as a way to blend the talents of the two women.
“I took cake decorating lessons and she made cake toppers, with everything, lace bows, everything,” said Elaine. “I would make up chocolate and lollipops. She would do the ordering. Now I do everything,.”
Elaine said the arrangement worked out well while her children were young.
“She took care of the kids. It was very flexible for both of us,” she said.
Even at the end, when Dot could not get around as well, she would still work the cash register.’
“She did what she could,” said Elaine.
As far as the business went, the two complemented each other.
“We had different ideas,” said Elaine. “She thought of things, I thought of other things. It worked.”
“We got along.”
The store, at 1849 Acushnet Avenue in New Bedford, is having a blowout sale today, 6/9, to celebrate the 35 years in business.
Everything is 35% off.
They carry a full line of Wilton Products for cake decorating and candy making.
Products include individual cardboard rounds, squares, rectangles, doilies, foil cut to size in all colors, and cake boxes. You’ll find popular cookie cutters, such as the Eiffel Tower, poodles, anchors, sailboats, mermaids, seahorses, starfish, mustaches, bow ties, and so many more when you come in the door.
Thousands of candy molds line the walls this time of year, including nautical molds.
Customers making wedding cakes like the white foamcake boards to put their cakes on becuase they are so lightweight and very sturdy. Also, styrofoam cake dummies are available for the ones that don’t need so much cake, but like the look of layers.
Lorann Oils are the #1 flavorings and we carry 1 dram bottles and 1 ounce bottoms. They flavor candy, chololate, fudge, frosting, cake and ice cream.
We have color for frosting fondant, cake and chocoloate.
We also help you with the other details of your special events, offering wicker chair rentals for baby and wedding showers, Sweet 16 birthdays.
Need a personalized ribbon? We can do that for you, too. Service is quick: Get orders in on a Saturday and receive the following Monday.
In addition to hundreds of cake toppers for sports of all kinds, we carry candles in all numbers, slims, magic re-light, glitter and metallic.
Need some bling? Add a diamond chain. Cake pan options include plastic, which are half the cost of aluminum.
Sugar flowers are abundant and are stacked in the case for display. Just come in and browse.
You really need to visit to see for yourself.
For information on products, visit www.ChocolateWorksNewBedford. com
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