Congratulations to the McPhersons for all the positive press that has shown the spotlight on Sweet Lily Bakery. Since Sam Goldenberg & Associates brokered the acquisition of this downtown bakery in late 2015, the McPhersons have put their own signature stamp on the menu and interior decor. Their changes have been enthusiastically received.
With new owners, a fresh look, expanded menu, Sweet Lily aims to be your cup of tea
By Tantri Wija
For The New Mexican
There is more than one priceless flower on Johnson Street. Yes, there are the voluptuously suggestive blossoms at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, but right down the street from that venerable institution is something even more decadent: Sweet Lily Bakery.
Sweet Lily was formerly owned by baker Melinda Gipson, who specialized in pies and gluten-free baked goods. When Gipson moved out of town six months ago, the bakery was purchased by two couples — Robin and Steve Print and David and Melanie McPherson. The new owners inherited the business name, many of Gipson’s pie recipes, and even her master baker, Cari Baumgartner. Initially, the endeavor was supposed to be shared by both couples, but when the Prints soon thereafter moved back to the U.K., Melanie McPherson discovered that she loved running a bakery. The new incarnation of Sweet Lily, under her charge, has quietly become a full-service bakery preparing everything from cookies to show-stopping wedding cakes. The space has a completely fresh look, taste and feel, and much of that is because of McPherson, who essentially remade it to her own aesthetic.
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