A bit over two years ago I got a surprise call from Morgan White, the energetic owner of a brand new bakery at 6211 Pleasant Valley Road in the town of El Dorado. She called it Sugar Lillie Bakery after her daughter, Lillie, and had been only open a week before calling me.
White started her baking career working at Boa Vista Ranch when she was in high school. She then enrolled in the culinary program at American River College, and after graduating, enrolled in a class in cake decorating at the world renown Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena.
Since then she has worked as a baker for the former Charlotte’s in El Dorado, assistant pastry chef for the former restaurant Masque, in El Dorado Hills, managed the bakery section at Holiday Market in Pleasant Valley and helped hire the staff at RedHawk Casino, before working there as the assistant pastry chef.
Right after she opened in El Dorado she became ill and her mother, Linda Williams, stepped in and ran the business for her – God bless mothers.
White is now well and turning out all kinds of breakfast pastries (love her scones), cookies, brownies, bread, pies and tarts and more. She specializes in cakes – simple birthday to elegant wedding cakes – and has a portfolio of pictures to give you ideas
When I stopped by last week her mother told me that she is now selling cookies and macaroons at the Whole Food’s Market on Arden in Sacramento and cookies, macaroons and breakfast pastries at the Folsom store. She is also at both the El Dorado Hills farmer’s markets, along with the farmer’s markets at Cameron Park, Placerville market and South Lake Tahoe.
Williams added that with the recent closure of two local bakeries, they are getting more orders for bread and that they are trying to increase production to meet the demand.
Sugar Lillie Bakery is open from 8 until 2, Tuesday through Saturday and can be reached at 530-626-1900.
Stop by and enjoy a pastry and a cup of coffee on their secluded patio.