Sweetly Smitten was founded in Mechanicsville, VA by sisters Demi Emmanouil and Litsa Kotsis. Demi and Litsa were born and raised in the restaurant business. Demi’s career started in the Hospitality/Catering Industry and later Real Estate, while Litsa’s career has been in the Investment/Insurance Industry. Although both successful in their respective careers, they could not suppress their love and passion for the culinary arts and particularly baking. The inspiration to start Sweetly Smitten, and many of their recipes, came from their grandmother Rose and mother Marianthe, who always made scrumptious desserts from scratch using family recipes that were passed down through generations.
Understanding the importance of quality ingredients, Sweetly Smitten’s cupcakes are baked using the finest & freshest ingredients possible: including Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla, the finest chocolate, and the freshest butter, eggs, milk and locally grown fruit.
Sweetly Smitten is dedicated to their local community and are big believers of giving back to the community that has supported them and their business. Therefore they have found opportunities to “pay it forward” to local schools, non-profits and other organizations. Their goal is to develop their local community while putting a smile on the faces of everyone who lives in it… one cupcake bite at a time.
Sweetly Smitten is a home based bakery that is a licensed and approved bakery by the Virginia Dept. of Agriculture.