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Welcome to
Sweet Arleen's

Here's the story of how we got here,
and the adventures that took place.

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    Meet Juila

    Food focused and driven by ‘that perfect dish’, Chef Julia San Bartolome was born a natural in the kitchen. From baking batches of her families traditional Christmas cookies each year of her youth, to volunteering for food preparation at her summer camp, the kitchen has been her home for over 20 years now.
    Immediately out of high school, Chef Julia enrolled in the Culinary program at Santa Barbara City College. She excelled in many of the program’s classes, but was drawn to the pastry department, and eventually fell in love with the art. With the help and support of her parents, she continued her education in pastries at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco.
    Over the next 10 years, Julia would work her way through many kitchens including major hotels in Las Vegas, Northern California restaurants and Country Clubs, as well as making wedding cakes all around the San Francisco Bay Area.

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    Humble Beginnings

    In 2009, she responded to an online ad for a bakery she had never heard of, Sweet Arleen’s. After meeting with the owners of this grassroots bakery, she was sold on their dedication to perfection and quality. With her daughters, Chef Julia made the jump and moved back to Southern California, joining the Sweet Arleen’s team.
    As Executive Pastry Chef, she was able to build out many of the kitchen operations and contribute to the bakery menu and recipes. Side by side with the original owner, Arleen Scavone, she competed 4 times on Food Networks Cupcake Wars, and was able to help bring home 3 wins for the bakery family.
    After working and contributing to Sweet Arleen’s for years, it was an easy choice to buy the bakery from Arleen as she moved across country to be with her family. Along with her parents, Roberto & Barbara, Chef Julia is now a proud owner of her beloved bakery.
    Chef Julia continues to run operations in the kitchen and holds Sweet Arleen’s to the highest standards, as it has been from day one.
    In her free time, Chef Julia loves to cook at home and always keeps her chef coat at arms reach! She still has a passion for learning in the kitchen and loves to compete & contribute in local food events and publications.

Sweet Arleen's ships to physical addresses within the lower 48 states, PO boxes, APO and FPO addresses are excluded from shipping.  All orders must be placed by 12 noon two days prior to the desired delivery date.  Saturday, Sunday and Monday delivery are not available, however you may email for any special requests.

Summary of shipping fees and delivery:

  • Cupcakes are shipped overnight via UPS Next Day Air Saver.  $41.00 per package
  • Bread Puddings are shipped overnight via UPS Next Day Air Saver.  $41.00 per package
  • T-Shirts will be shipped at no additional charge if purchased with Cupcakes or Bread Pudding Packages.  If ordered separately, T-Shirts are shipped for delivery 2-3 days. $6.00 shipping charge for up to 5 shirts.

You will receive a tracking email from the Carrier once your product is in route.  We do not require signature upon receipt of any shipping order although due to the perishable nature of our product, it is best for someone to be present to receive their delivery.  Some remote areas may not qualify for overnight delivery service.  Should your order be affected, Sweet Arleen's will notify you on or before your shipping date.

Please be aware of any specific delivery policies at your shipping destination.  Sweet Arleen's cannot guarantee delivery if we are provided an incorrect address, or if there are shipping delays resulting from inclement weather.