Due to COVID-19 restrictions, many weddings and big celebrations have been canceled or postponed across the U.S., including in Green Country.
Not only does it affect couples and families who spent time and money planning, but it has impacted local vendors.
"Overall business is down probably at least 75% the last couple of weeks," says Katie East, co-owner of Sweet Serendipity Tulsa, "We’ve had weddings that were scheduled on March and April that were postponed. All of them don’t have dates scheduled yet."
East and her mother opened the home bakery ten years ago, specializing in custom cakes, cookies and cupcakes for any occasion.
Despite recent cancellations, mother and daughter are still making small orders for people who are celebrating birthdays at home or other special moments.
Some of the designs since the "stay at home" order are unique to the situation, such as toilet paper and "Tiger King" cookies.
"I just made those and had a tremendous response to them. I actually had to make more,” says East, "If that makes someone smile for the day, then if that’s what it takes, then that’s what it takes.”
She says she's trying to make the best of the situation and will continue creating sweet confectionery, while there is demand.
You can find Sweet Serendipity Tulsa on Facebook and place orders for curbside pick-up in Jenks and Sand Springs.
It is one of several local small businesses and restaurants we continue to highlight in our "We're Open Green Country" series.
Visit our website, for a full list of businesses. You may also fill out a submission form for a small business that is still operating and offering essential services.
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