THE CENTER OF ATTENTION
IT’S A DIVINE BAKERY SHOP COMES TO LAS TIENDAS IN CAVE CREEK. GERMAN TRAINED BAKER, SUSAN FIEBIG WILL BRING EUROPEAN PASTRIES, BREADS AND CONFECTIONS WITH HER CENTER SHOWPIECE SHOP.
Susan is known for being in most of the farmer’s markets around the State but knew people wanted her products daily. According to Susan, “The time had come to open the shop because the demand was so high. Everyone knows that I don’t use any preservatives or additives and I bake with real European butter.” She continued, “ I keep the old world recipes alive!”
With help from Susan’s partner Craig, she was able to build the business from two to eight markets. To give you an idea, Susan goes through 200lbs of flour a week and 25+ dozen eggs.
Training in Europe was a no brainer for Susan. Her parents were from Germany, the mountains of Bavaria. Susan would go back to visit her Grandparents and was hooked on the down to earth European baking of her Grandmother. Susan recalls, “In Europe it’s a tradition to stop at 3:00 pm for a coffee and cake, I want to carry on the tradition and add some of my own.”
Susan trained right out of High School in Germany and apprenticed in the hotel business for three years in Germany. While working in Stuttgart, she decided to open a small wine restaurant with 15 tables. The menu always included cake for the afternoon. “I would serve 100 meals in two hours,” said Susan. “I was alert to watching for everything to be the very best,” she continued.
After being in Europe for several years, Susan returned to Arizona where her parents were living. Susan had become a horsewoman as well, while in Germany and so upon her return, Susan taught riding and worked as a Nanny. It was Susan’s sister who had a friend who ran Farmer’s Markets in Cave Creek and encouraged Susan to continue her baking.
On a small ranch in Cave Creek, Susan has eight horses, seven dogs, two cats, two pot bellied pigs, two goats, five bunnies, two ducks and of course 75 hens.
Susan will keep as seasonal and natural as possible in her desserts. The shop is set to open in the beginning of May, at Las Tiendas in Cave Creek, 6140 E. Cave Creek Road, Suite 4 located a few doors down from Bryan’s Barbecue.
According to Bryan Dooley and his father Joe Dooley, Co-Owners of the Las Tiendas center, “We have been looking for someone who could really bring the best of the best in baked goods as well as coffees. Susan is a welcomed addition to our shops.” Dooley continued, “We had completed a study with ASU Master’s Student and that took over two years and found that the bakery is what everyone was looking for in town. I can attest, since I am a bread fanatic, that I will be waiting daily for Susan’s great breads!”
Breads, French Macaroons, Caramels, Truffles, Chocolates, world famous Cannolis, Cakes, Pies, Pastries and Seasonal baked goods, keep Baker Susan Fiebig up from before dawn making all of her taste tempting baked goods.
Starting at 3:00am in the morning, Susan hits the ground running making everything from scratch, including Gluten Free and Sugar Free items. Susan will be taking over the center shop at Las Tiendas in Cave Creek. The shop will look like a European Café, filled with baked goods and antique tables where you can sit and enjoy a cup of fresh roasted coffee and some good conversation.
Shop On The Hill is the latest addition to the Las Tiendas group and is home to Nut Sack Foods. The shop is home to Nut Roaster, Bill Sutherland. Bill roasts ultra fresh Almonds, Cashews and Mixed Nuts for the Shop. Also, be sure to see the foods of local origins, such as: The Simple Farm Caramels.
The Shop On The Hill is open Thursday Sunday 11 am-7pm