A few days before Christmas, something interesting happened in Rock street Tralee. . Three members of the one family finally realised a lifelong ambition .
Girmante, Arturas and Rima opened their candy coloured Bakery , A Sweet Tale just in time for Christmas .
“It was ok over the Christmas, says Girmante “but really when we started working with Chris from The Tralee Advertiser in early January, They really managed to get the word out there that there was a new bakery in Town “ Originally from Lithuania, but living in Kerry for over 13 years , the 2 sisters Girmante & Rima and husband (to Girmante) Arturas spotted a gap in the Tralee market and made their move last Autumn . Now each morning, the premises slowly fills up with all sorts of treats that make the place look like a scene from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory! And the following day, they have to do it all over again as they are selling out everything they bake EVERY day!.
Yes , we do open seven days a week and we bake 7 days a week , we start at 5.30am each morning.” We are delighted to have opened in Tralee , we find the people very friendly and are great at helping to promote us even more . Chris from The Tralee Advertiser advised us to have a couple of new offers each week and promote them as this brings a constant flow of new people calling into us each day “ says Arturas.
“There seem to be a few products that have become very popular with our , now , regular customers , Our Custom made to order Cakes for all occasions , Our Lithuania Cake (Honey , Cream )… , Our Apple Tarts, Our Muffins, which people say are too big and too addictive ! and our early morning scones…Also our Half-Cakes are extremely successful as there are only €4.95 and seem to be more than enough for a lot of our customers “ says Rima . Chris is helping us build up our database of customers and hopefully we will be launching our Sweet Tale Tasters Club shortly .
Just in case I forget , our two specials this week are Apple or Rhubarb Maderia, at only 1.95 ..normally this cake is €3.95 . and we have 2 delicious Vanillas for the price of one ! says Girmante
Sweet Really Sweet , at the Sweet Tale Bakery in Rock Street , Tralee 086-2463379y retain its status as the number one tourist County in Ireland .