Sweet Treats By Punkin’s Pies
I am Joanna Wilson (Punkin), the owner of Sweet Treats By Punkin's Pies! The name Punkin was given to me by my older brother as a child. Since then, family and friends have called me by that name.
I have been passionate about making others happy and putting a smile on their faces from my cooking and baking since I was a young girl.
Helping my mom bake Sweet Potato Pies for Thanksgiving was always the highlight of my holidays! I HAVE NEVER TASTED ONE BETTER THAN HERS! My mom would make them for church functions and dinners. But, of course, people would RAVE over mom's Sweet Potato Pies! Pregnant women would crave them, and Mom, of course, would bake one for them.
After marrying the love of my life MARK L. WILSON SR, I began mimicking my mom's famous Sweet Potato Pie. I would start the process of all I remembered by helping my mom during the holidays. But, after tasting my batter, it WOULD NOT taste like Mom's batter. So, I would call her up. She would run all of the steps by me. I was always missing an ingredient.
Finally, I got the Sweet Potato Pie perfect (without calling her) enough to take mom's place as she got older. Once people tasted mine, they began to place orders. I would sell over 20 pies for Thanksgiving and Christmas. That is how the name Punkin's Pies came about!
After having three sons and two daughters, my oldest daughter and I began to make white chocolate strawberries. One day we made some and posted them on Facebook.
One person saw them and asked us to make them some and that they would pay. After that person made a thank you post with a picture of the strawberries, others began to order. After that, people started sending me ideas of all sorts of strawberries, including Strawberry Crunch, the all-time favorite.
Other items also came about as friends and family sent ideas for me to try. More and more people started ordering, which caused me to get registered with the state of Indiana officially. In June 2019, Punkin's Pies became licensed and registered as a decadent, petite bakery.
In June of 2021, Punkin's Pies Sweet Treats moved out of the kitchen into The Amp Food Hall with a grand opening celebration that exceeded my dream! Punkin's Pies Sweet Treats Making Life A Little Sweeter!
Visit Punkin's Pies; Sweet Treats at 1220 Waterway Blvd. Indianapolis, IN, 46202. Article
Submitted by: Joanna Wilson, Owner, and CEO