Last Saturday, my husband Steven and I made another sweet stop (in addition to the stop at So Sweet Candy Cafe, which I wrote about on Monday), at Honey Brook Hobbies in Ilion, NY. Alas, I did not take any pictures. But I thought in lieu of my usual Wuss-out Wednesday, would give a fun business a quick shout-out.
In addition to freshly made baked goods and candy, Honey Brooks offers a variety of toys, decorations, and gifts. I love reading all the hand-made signs with sweet and funny sayings. Steven looked speculatively at some soft fuzzy blankets, and I found a good Christmas present for my great-nephew Shepherd (I don’t have to worry about him seeing this; he doesn’t read blogs yet). With great self-control I did not purchase any baked goods, but Steven treated himself to an eclair.
As I looked over Honey Brook’s Facebook page just now, I keep seeing all these pictures of cookies. Dammit! I just bought some cookies at Friendly Bake Shop in Franklin, and I was NOT going to purchase any more! Well, if I refrain from getting any of these yummy cookies, I can always go back around Steven’s birthday and order a wonderful custom-made cake. Or should I do that from the So Sweet Candy Cafe? Or Friendly Bake Shop? Oh dear!
As we paid for our purchases, on Saturday I told the Honey Brooks lady how we had been at the So Sweet Candy Cafe earlier. She did not seem to mind us talking about the competition. Well, I think there is plenty enough room for more than one bakery in the Mohawk Valley. Of course it will not help me reach my weight-loss goals if I feel I must purchase yummy baked goods from all of them.
Honey Brook Hobbies is located at 4 E. Main St., Ilion, NY, 315-444-8254. You can Like them on Facebook, and visit their website at https://www.honeybrookhobbies.com/.