My name is Melanie Smith and with the amazing support of my husband Robert Smith we are pursuing my dream of baking. Originally I was the traditional bakery that did all the usual items you would expect but then we began to show how much our health had declined due to LOTS of taste testing. We knew we had to do something different and FAST! We heard about the Ketogenic diet and knew people that had been on it with amazing results so we decided to give it a try. At this point we had tried so many things that just didn't work we had nothing to lose.
Our journey began on 08/Jan/2018 with both of us obese with health issues mounting. Neither of us wanted to do anything but work, eat and sleep. At the beginning I did lots of research on the subject so I would be able to follow it better than just winging it. My background is in nursing and research so this was to be expected. We knew we needed to keep our carb intake under 30 but soon found out that both of us worked off of a different level with me needing less than 20 and Robert needing closer to 25 - 30 a day. I started working on creating delicious flavorful dishes that were low carb but full of good fats. In our journey we missed breads of course so I created bagels, pizza crust, and cheese biscuits. Then came the sweets, now this was life changing because we found out that there was such a need for others on Keto. After months of testing on creating the perfect recipes, I decided to share our new Keto goodies to others. The response was overwhelming and heartwarming! It makes me so happy to hear others say how much they enjoy something I have created and that it makes a difference in their lives.
We have now made it our mission to share what we have learned on our journey. Currently I have lost 82 lbs and my husband has lost 65 lbs. This is so much more than just weight loss, it is a passion that has made such a difference. We have never felt better and want to show you that you don't have to give up those things that you love but that you only have to change the way you look at it. Sweets and Spirits Bakery is here to help you still get your breads and sweet treats but in a way that allows your body to utilize it for fuel and not just store it as fat. We are so excited to have you join us on this amazing journey.
Currently I am an online based bakery that utilizes a local commercial kitchen. I unfortunately do not have a store that you can visit for tastings or to just pick up some goodies. I am always willing to meet at one of our local coffee shops in the area to discuss or have a tasting. Please keep in mind that our products are available daily at Old North Coffee, 1207 S. Kerr Ave, Wilmington and at Grinder's Caffe at 890. S. Kerr Ave, Wilmington, NC. We also have hamburger buns and cake at Slainte Irish Pub at 5607 Carolina Beach Rd. #100, Wilmington, NC. If pizza is what you crave then head over to Michael's Seafood, Carolina Beach, for your keto pizza crust is available.
We are also so excited to offer Keto items to everyone. We currently have bagels, cinnamon rolls, cakes, cupcakes, brownies, hamburger buns, hotdog buns, and cookies.
Keto mini donuts are available at Old North Coffee Shop and our full size keto donuts are available at Grinders Cafe.
Keto brownies are a rich chocolate that melts in your mouth.
Then we offer CUPCAKES... yes I said CUPCAKES!
Whomever said that if it is good for you it can't taste good was so wrong or maybe they just haven't tried Sweets and Spirits Goodies.
I believe everyone is unique and so should desserts. I have worked many long hours to perfect the flavors and textures of all the products that we provide. Truly my heart and soul goes into each item so that I can brings smiles and joy to each person that tries our desserts.
Bold and unique flavors that make you forget that you are eating something that is classified as "healthy".
Birthdays, baby showers, anniversary, and wedding cakes made sugar free, gluten free or ketogenic. I do not work with fondant.
Cupcakes and 6" layered cakes made from scratch. Traditional Flavors: Vanilla, Chocolate, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Red Velvet, Carrot, Coconut, Chocolate Mint, and Lemon.
I also work to customize flavors that are unique for you. So just let me know what flavors you like and I can create something special just for you.
Red Velvet Cupcake with edible butterfly
All cakes are made from scratch using the best ingredients available. I do not use fondant on any of my cakes.
A regular (basic) cake is an 6" or 8" three layer or four layer cake with buttercream frosting. Prices will vary with any specialty items you may want added such as fillings, flowers, fruits, and toppers.
We specialize in custom keto gluten free sugar free cakes for your special event or wedding. I believe in making your cake something you will remember. Please contact for an estimate.
Here at Sweets and Spirits Bakery we are always coming up with new and different desserts, from tiramisu to mini pound cakes. If there is something that you would love to have please reach out to us and we will let you know if it is possible.
Want to add a little unique variety to your wedding or special event? A dessert table is the way to do it! You will be able to choose several choices that fit the theme of your wedding/special event and make it unique... just like you! Contact me so we can start to create something special just for you!
Gold - $1500 (151 - 175 people) Platinum - $2000 (176 - 200 people) Diamond - $2500 ( 201 - 225 people)
I work with smaller events on a case by case bases to make your day special. Keep in mind that all of these prices are estimates and I work closely with the couple to stay at or below their budget.
Please contact to discuss pricing. It is important to me that you have the wedding/special event you dream of but remain within your budget.
Delicious items that are gluten free and use sugar substitute.
Finally you can have pizza just like everyone else! No more sitting back and watching your family and friends enjoy that delicious pizza while you deprive yourself of enjoying pizza too.
Your 10 inch pizza crusts comes three to a package. Ingredients: almond flour, Mozzarella Cheese (Pasteurized Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt, Enzymes), xanthan gum, cream cheese, Italian herbs and spices.
Nutritional: 240 calories, 25.75g fat, 7g protein, and 6g carbs.
Delicious bagels averaging 240-367 calories, 25.75 -30g fat, 7 - 10g protein, and 2 -3 carbs. Basic ingredients are Almond flour, mozzarella cheese, cream cheese, eggs, and baking powder. Other bagels will have herbs, seasonings, jalapeno and/or blueberry.
Our Keto cupcakes are gluten free and use a sugar substitute. These treats will blow your mind at how good they are. Plus each cupcakes on average contains 8-9g protein, 20 - 38g fat, 2 - 3 carbs and 325 - 378 calories. Basic ingredients: almond flour, sugar substitute, butter, eggs, baking powder, and vanilla extract.
These are in an 8x8 pan, 75.5 calories, 10.25g fat, 1g carb, and 5g protein. Ingredients are almond flour, sugar substitute, cream cheese, butter, baking powder, cinnamon and vanilla extract.
Our Keto Brownies are sold in a 8x8 pan that allows you the ability to cut them how you like. The nutritional information is per serving if cut into 12: 75.25 calories, 6.42g fat, 1 carb, and 2.3g protein. Ingredients: almond flour, sugar substitute, butter, cocoa, eggs, baking powder, sugar free chocolate chips and vanilla extract. These can have nuts added upon request.
Our Keto cookies are gluten free and sugar free. These treats will blow your mind at how good they are. Plus each cookie on average contains 3-6g protein, 8-15g fat, 1-3 carbs and 45-80 calories. Basic ingredients: almond flour, sugar substitute, butter, eggs, baking powder, and vanilla extract. Please note that some will have nuts and other flavored extracts.
If you do not see what you are looking for please let me know. I love working to create new and exciting goodies!
I believe lots of our memories revolve around food. I want to help make your special day one that you will always remember. Every person is unique, so I like to work with each individual to help bring your vision to life with my food.
Keto items are available daily at
Old North Coffee
1207 S. Kerr Ave., Suite 1
Wilmington, NC 28403
890 Kerr Ave.
Slainte Irish Pub
5607 Carolina Beach Rd.
You may purchase a limited menu for shipping in the US only from our Etsy site at www.ketosweetsandspirits.etsy.com
Melanie did a great job! The cake was delicious and SOOO beautiful. We received many compliments and everyone left feeling full and happy! I would most definitely use again for any future events. - Chelsea, Fayetteville, NC
The best cupcakes I've ever tasted. I wish you delivered to the UK!!! - Charlie, United Kingdom
Melanie made the cupcakes for our wedding and we still get compliments on how delicious they were over 3 years later. Can't recommend highly enough. - Will and Tammy, Wilmington, NC
Cupcakes and breads to DIE FOR!!!! Order some NOW!!! Great for events, parties, or even just for family! Anything Melanie makes is gourmet divine and a real crowd pleaser! - Wendy, Wilmington, NC
Absolutely incredible!! If you are looking for something sweet and delicious this is the place to go! I will definitely be back for more! - Julie, Wilmington, NC
Best cupcakes EVER!! Melanie goes above and beyond when making these tasty treats. - Lisa, Florida
WoW! If you're in need of an incredible dessert, look no further! After ordering from Sweets and Spirits I am spoiled for anything else. They've created the most beautiful and tasty desserts for several events for me, and I have never been disappointed. Their options are endless: if you can think of it, Melanie can bake it, no matter how strange the request. Sweets and Spirits Reese Explosion cake turned my fiancé' into a dessert believer. He has a very little sweet tooth, and has never been a fan of frostings, but even he couldn't get enough of the whipped peanut butter topping. We're using Sweets and Spirits for our reception dessert bar, and they have already made the process completely stress free by really taking the time to understand exactly what we're looking for and answering any question I have right away. - Amanda and Cody, Wilmington, NC
New items coming...
Shipping!!!! Visit our site at ketosweetsandspirits.etsy.com and NOW right here on our website!
Keto Donuts and Keto Bagels are now available at Old North Coffee, 1207 S. Kerr Ave. Suite 1, Wilmington, NC
Keto Donuts and Brownies are now available at Grinder's Caffe, 890 S. Kerr Ave., Wilmington, NC
More locations coming soon!
How far do you deliver? (Answer) We deliver locally in the Wilmington, NC area. Pick-ups are Tuesdays and Saturdays 11am - 1pm at the Port City Java Monkey Junction for orders placed during the week. For any events within the Wilmington, NC area we have a fee of $75 for delivery and setup. If it is required that we break down there is an additional $25 charge. For any areas outside of the local area this would be an extra charge depending on the distance.
Where are you located? (Answer) Currently I am an online based bakery that utilizes a local commercial kitchen. I unfortunately do not have a store that you can visit for tastings or to just pick up some goodies. I am always willing to meet at Old North Coffee or one of our local Port City Java's in the area to discuss or have a tasting.
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Hello! My name is Melanie Smith and I am the owner/baker for Sweets and Spirits. I believe that lots of our memories revolve around food. Just think about the holidays, birthdays, weddings, special events and even going home... there is always food involved. I want to help make your special day or event one that you will remember. Every person is unique, so I feel the food for your event should be unique as well. Lets sit down and see how I can help create memories for you through my food.
Wilmington, North Carolina 28412, United States
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: By appointment
Sunday: By appointment