Gigi Gabriel, the pastry chef at Maddie's, plans to open her own custom cake bakery in Sherwood on Oct. 16. Gigi's Cake Boutique will specialize in three-dimensional sculpted cakes, cupcakes, decorated sugar cookies and "cake lollies" (a decadent mixture of cake and frosting balls dipped in chocolate on lollie pop sticks).
Gabriel is celebrating her grand opening with an open house on Oct. 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Initially, the business will be pick-up and delivery only, but after six months, Gabriel hopes to offer a dine-in option for customers looking to have a cupcake or slice of cake. Gigi's hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. The address is 9871 Brockington Road, Suite 3, Sherwood. The website is www.gigiscakeboutique.com and the phone number is 501-240-3932.