On February 8th of 2015, Maddie’s dream finally came true. Her mom Laurie and she received the keys to shop that would soon be transformed into Maddie’s bakery, “Something Sweet by Maddie Lu.” Located in the strip mall next to American Eagle in the Riverdale Shopping Center, this new bakery would soon be known as a favorite for fans from miles around. The shop currently specializing in custom cakes, wedding cakes, cupcakes, macarons, hand rolled truffles and much more.

Through the continued support from the community, Maddie’s passion took her from baking as a high school student out of her parent’s kitchen to opening up her own shop only a handful of years later. Upon high school graduation, she attended the University of Minnesota-Duluth; although Maddie’s true passion remained in the baking industry. She decided after the first semester, that her true path in life was to develop her skills as a professional baker. Maddie graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in 2014.  She also had the unique opportunity to spend time as an intern baking in Disney World at Boardwalk Bakery gaining invaluable experience and unforgettable memories.

The legend continues as Maddie Lu’s baked goods satisfy peoples taste buds from miles around. In November of 2017, the sequel to this story continues. Stay tuned for the big announcement in the begging of October!