Locally known for its customized Penn State sweets, Sweet Tooth Bakery is now offering a new treat, with a theme centered on the upcoming presidential election.
Cheri Christian, owner of the bakery, located at 120 Miller Alley, recently decided to make presidential candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama cookies in light of the looming political events.
“The plan is to try to see if the cookies will predict who is going to be our next president,” she said.
Christian said she intends to see whether the cookie of one candidate will outsell the other, and whether the sales correctly predict the next president.
The results of the sales will be announced the Friday before the election, Christian wrote in an email.
“We’re gonna have a sugar cookie, which is vanilla, and then we have a chocolate cookie, that the taste is on the order of an Oreo,” said Sherry Cramer, a baker in the business.
Covered in icing, the treats are decorated with caricatures as well as real life photos of the two presidential hopefuls.
Ideal for “anyone looking for a sugar fix,” Christian said the cookies will be sold at a reduced price — $1 each — as an October special. The treats will serve as a “grab-n-go,” cash only deal, she said.
Christian said she has never done this for previous elections since the bakery opened in 1993, but instead drew inspiration when she came across Obama and Romney Halloween masks in a store.
“They always announce how many masks they sell,” she said. “I went last night to Wal-Mart, and there were only four left, two of each candidate, so I thought that was very unusual.”
The newly-offered sweets are also leaving an impression on students around campus.
“I think it’s the idea, [or] thought, of the cookie that is appealing,” said Hilary Hayhurst (senior-psychology and philosophy).
Amid discussions surrounding the first presidential debate, many students said they prefer cookies depicting their candidate of choice.
“I would eat the cookie of the [candidate] I approve of the most,” said Emily Wilson (senior-biobehavioral health)
The cookies went on sale Wednesday, and Christian said that the sweets would make a pleasant addition for local political events and fundraisers around town.
Upon request, Christian is willing to make similarly themed cupcakes should there be a demand.
Those interested in ordering cookies can call the bakery at (814) 238-8835. For more information on the bakery, visit www.sweettoothbakery.com.