Business Courier

Business Courier

Three Sweet Girls opening OTR bakery

By Andy Brownfield

An Anderson Township mother and her two daughters are opening a new bakery in Over-the-Rhine after three years of successful operation in Kenwood.

Lisa Ebbert comes from a long line of bakers. Her grandfather, Edward Nickles, founded the Navarre, Ohio-based Nickles Bakery, and her father, Edward Davis, is a graduate of the American Institute of Baking in Chicago. Ebbert carried that tradition on with her daughters Lauren and Kristen in their Kenwood-based Three Sweet Girls Cakery.

Ebbert and her daughters are now opening a second Three Sweet Girls in Over-the-Rhine at 29 E. 12th St. with a target opening date of July 6.

“We really wanted to go to downtown. My daughters are young, and we love it here, but we also live the city, we love Over-the-Rhine, we love everything Cincinnati, and we can’t wait to get out and be with Cincinnatians,” Ebbert told me. “It’s just fun down there. We love going out and walking around and going out to eat and getting to know that part of the community.”

Ebbert and her daughters started baking in 2010, making cupcakes for friends and family. But more and more of those friends and family members insisted they go into business, so they began taking orders online and in 2012 moved into part of a building owned by Ebbert’s husband at 7458 Montgomery Road to give the bakery business a go. They ended up expanding and taking over the entire building.

The bakery still specializes in cupcakes but has grown into cakes, cake pops, cookies, custom designs and other sweets. The OTR location will sell all of those things, but because the 500-square-foot location lacks its own kitchen, it will have less emphasis on custom designed cakes and more on satisfying the sweet tooth of passersby and neighborhood residents, Ebbert said.

“One thing people really love are the cake pops because we have more than 100 different flavors we rotate all the time,” she said. “People just come in to buy one and end up getting a dozen.”

Cupcake Crazy Changes Name to 3 Sweet Girls Cakery

Cupcake Crazy Changes Name to 3 Sweet Girls Cakery

Cupcake Crazy Changes Name to 3 Sweet Girls Cakery

We are so very excited to announce that Cupcake Crazy has changed it’s name to 3 Sweet Girls Cakery!!! We started out almost 5 years ago in our kitchen at home baking a few cupcakes for friends and then their friends and it exploded. We can not thank all of you enough for the support you have given us. You have been loyal and dedicated and because of all of you we are able to add a new 2nd location in Over the Rhine in July.

We have expanded our product line and while 3 Sweet Girls will always be crazy for cupcakes we offer so much more. Our custom designed cakes have been very successful allowing us to really get creative. We make thousands of cake pops every week. We did not even make cookies in the beginning and now we can barely keep up with the demand.

We are so excited to be able to open this second location in the city, to expand our product line and to offer a whole new brand to grow into. We want to take this opportunity to change our name to represent us better and 3 Sweet Girls Cakery Does that. We look forward to creating all kinds of delicious and creative treats in the coming years!!

Thank you, Lisa, Lauren & Kristen Ebbert

Derk’s Works Blog Feature

Derk’s Works Blog Feature

Congratulations Buddy and Krista!

We’re so excited to be included in this week’s Wedding Wednesday Blog by Derk’s Works!  Here’s what Derk had to say:

Last June we had the opportunity to capture the romantic, chic, garden wedding of Buddy and Krista! Their wedding was a wonderful party and celebration of their love, spirit and commitment with friends and family at the Green Acres Art Center in Cincinnati, OH. From Krista’s stunning Hayley Paige dress, to the pastel color palette, divine assortment of sweet treats from 3 Sweet Girls Cakery, to the custom mixed albums of their favorite tunes for their guests, Buddy and Krista’s wedding was something to be enjoyed!

“The Tiara Show”

“The Tiara Show”

The Tiara Show

This is a video Lauren did with Tiara, a patient at Children’s Hospital.  This video is playing on the T.V’s for the patients at Children’s Hospital and the kids are really enjoying our cupcake crafts!!!

Get Sweet on Cupcake Crazy!

Get Sweet on Cupcake Crazy!


So, I attempted to get all Pinterest-y for Thanksgiving with cute little cupcakes that looked like turkeys….but they ended up looking like sick birds and nothing like the picture! haha! Definitely not cute enough to serve at Thanksgiving dinner (don’t worry though… I definitely still ate them after everyone left!) 

But the moral of the story here is that I wished I would have saved the time/hassle/mess and just called my friends at Cupcake Crazy. It’s a mom and her two daughters who own it and they’re all local gals. We’ve used them before!

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 From Amy Scalia of Cincy Chic This Week  and Amy’s Back Stage Blog on Star 64

Over The Rhine Location

Over The Rhine Location

3 Sweet Girls Cakery in Over the Rhine

In addition to our first and largest location near Kenwood, we have a second location in Over-the-Rhine that opened in July of 2015. If you see a beautiful ArtWorks mural that includes cake, donuts, pie & popsicles, you’ve found us! We happen to be located right behind this perfectly fitting design and would love for you to stop by to check out what we have to offer.

What do we offer in OTR?

We bake and decorate all of our desserts in the kitchen of our original location at 7458 Montgomery Road each morning and then bring all of the goodness down to our store front in Over the Rhine (OTR). We have a variety of cupcakes, cake pops, cookies, chocolate dipped pretzels and oreos, and gourmet popcorn available for customers to walk in and purchase each day. Custom orders can also be placed in advance and picked up at the OTR location! We love creating custom orders for any occasion from birthdays and holidays to corporate orders. From logo cookies and cupcakes to staff party treats, we create cake, cookie and cupcake designs for the many businesses nearby including Kroger, Proctor and Gamble  and GE. Delivery in the downtown and OTR areas is also available, making it easy for you to get desserts delivered right to you for staff birthdays, client meetings or just an after lunch pick-me-up. We are open located at 29 East 12thStreet and are open Tuesday through Saturday from 12-5pm in OTR.

We love being a part of the OTR community and are in awe of the incredible growth that has happened and continues to happen in the area around us!

Here are a few of the awesome things we encourage you to check out around us:

Weddings Venues

Over the Rhine has so many beautiful and unique wedding venues, where we deliver and setup beautiful wedding cakes, cupcake displays and dessert tables. You can check out photos of weddings that we have done in the past on our wedding pageThe Trancept, Bell Event Centre, Music HallRhinegeist Brewery, and the Monastery are just a few of the venues we work with to make couple’s wedding dessert dreams come alive in and nearby OTR. We schedule wedding tastings at our Montgomery Road location, but you are always welcome to stop into the OTR location to purchase treats to sample and begin to get more information!


There are so many community events that bring people from all over into the OTR area. City Flea and Second Sunday on Main  are the perfect place to checkout many local vendors for delicious food, crafts, clothing and more. There is constantly something fun going on in OTR so be sure and explore this area!

Things to Do

We love being involved with Riverside Food Tours and highly suggest checking out one of their tours! They stop by with tour groups to enjoy cake pops and other treats. Food tours are the perfect way to get a taste of OTR and visit places you may have never been.

We frequently see Pedal Wagon’s pedaling by our store all week long and they’re a unique way to tour the area. If you’re feeling active, why not try out the Red Bikes in OTR?! Then you will really deserve a sweet treat!

Restaurants & Bars

Taste of Belgium is right down the street on Vine. We also enjoy stopping by Revel Urban Winery for a bite to eat and glass of wine. At Gomez Salsa‘s walk-up window you can order their infamous (and delicious!) “turtle” for lunch or swing by Rhinehaus for a drink while you wait for your order. These are just a couple of our favorite places to enjoy nearby!

Over the Rhine is a very special community that showcases incredible arts, food and drinks, entertainment & of course, desserts, that you won’t want to miss! Don’t forget to give us a call at 513-421-0100 or stop into our store front at 29 East 12thStreet Tuesdays through Saturdays from 12-5pm!

Seasonably Chic Showcase

Seasonably Chic Showcase

Seasonably Chic Showcase

Seasonably Chic Showcase Shop local + free gift wrapping and spa treatments + free entry with canned food item!

The Phoenix, 812 Race St., Cincinnati OH 45202 | $2 parking available at the Garfield Garage conveniently located on 9th St. | Learn more & RSVP at:

Shop for everyone on your “nice” list with the best local boutiques and vendors – all under one roof! Bring a canned good for the FreeStore FoodBank for free entry and swag bag! Also enjoy complimentary gift wrapping, wine, coffee, light bites, mini-massages and a freeze modeling fashion show showcasing the latest trends!

Plus, one lucky event attendee will win two round-trip Ultimate Air Shuttle tickets and a $250 Paolo Jeweler Gift Certificate!

Supporting Sponsors: PNC BankCors & Bassett Attorneys at Law LLCSt. Elizabeth Healthcare,Elements Event & Conference Centre Fashion Show Sponsors: Harlow & LivFolchi’s Fine Men’s Apparel and Formal WearCincy Organic StylebarMTM Booth Sponsors: Valet Coffee Espresso and Smoothie Bar Sponsored by Cors & BassettCupcake CrazyEuropean Wax CenterJunebug Jewelry DesignsMary Kay by Crystal BerberichElizabeth’s ClosetThe Plastic Surgery GroupIt Works! by Shrink Wrap Me SkinnyThirty-One with Talia AlexanderSzwajkowski’s ShoppeBusom BudsCherish Jessup Damsel in Defense Independent ProIdeal Image Laser Hair RemovalPremier Laser SpaStella & Dot with Courtney Shannon,Champion WindowsThe IpumpgloveCORE Health CentersChristy Becker Independent Norwex ConsultantMama Mimi’sJamberry with Beth EvensFitness & Nutrition Coaches Michelle Beckman and Beth WanatMy Body Snatcher LLC, SD Imaging & Design, Nerium International with Lindsey ZoellerThe Xpoint LLCRodan & Fields with Farrah HatfieldCincinnati Facial Plastic Surgery,Foodie CincyYounique with MelissaLifestyle LiftChapeau Courture Hat BoutiqueBeauticontrol with Dori Menninger and Audra RodenR.Ewers DesignsOrigami Owl with Elise SniderMichael Bambino & Co.Silpada with Amy Ahn-RollFancy Pants Wine Videographer: True Artists Studio Brought to you by: Cincy Chic

First Prize and More

First Prize and More

Cincinnati Chocolate Festival

We are so excited to have won First Prize at the Cincinnati Chocolate Festival for our Chocolate Cheesecake Cookie Monster Cupcake.

We also won 2nd prize for our Double Chocolate Chunk Cookie!

The Art of Food

At the Carnegie Event Center! This amazing event features Food inspired Art while you sample bites from top local chefs.  

Venue Magazine

Be sure and read our Article in Venue Magazine. Our cupcakes will be making the pages a little bit sweeter!

The Food Hussy

Thank you to The Food Hussy for stopping by and reviewing our bakery!