June 2021 Spotlight of the Month
Named to the Top Eight Wedding Cake Bakeries in Illinois!
Canton Main Street is pleased to announce Princess Creations as their June Spotlight of the Month. Princess Creations, located at 69 East Elm Street, is a locally-owned bakery that specializes in stunning wedding cakes, and also offers a wide variety of specialty cupcakes, mints, cookies, doughnuts, cinnamon rolls, and French macarons.
Owner Suella Kuenzl has been at her brick-and-mortar shop just off the Canton Square since 2017, but her bakery career got it’s start in 2010 in Suella’s commercial kitchen in her Fairview home. She had dabbled in baking a bit, but a career change gave her the opportunity and determination to start her business full-time. She now has four employees, most of whom are relatives.
Your first step into the bakery greets you with the delicious aroma of cake. Your second step presents you with an enticing array of beautiful and creative baked goods, as well as all kinds of display cakes for every occasion. One corner of the shop provides a seating area for wedding consultations and cake tastings. And the common theme in the shop is PINK! – a perfect choice for a princess bakery.
Suella has taken many classes, and she’s taught many, as well. She is a Certified Wilton Method Instructor. She has taught classes at Carl Sandburg College. She served as a state representative for the International Cake Exploration Society. And all of this experience has rewarded Princess Creations locally and regionally. They were named winners at the 2016 Galesburg Chocolate Festival, and winners of the dessert category at Taste of Canton, and were also named to the Top Eight Wedding Cake Bakeries in Illinois. Suella is well-known in the Peoria market, and she says that she creates cakes for people from all over the state.
Giving to others through the bakery is important. For several years, Suella donated cakes to Relay for Life, and she was also a part of Icing Smiles, which gives specialty cakes to terminally-ill children.
When asked what her biggest order of all time was, the reply was the Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive, where she will sell upwards of 5000 cupcakes in London Mills over the two weekends.
Congratulations to Suella and her team, and thank you for bringing sweet deliciousness to our downtown!
69 East Elm Street
Open Tuesdays thru Saturdays with varying hours, so check their website or their Facebook page.