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cakeBy Puakea Olaisha Anderson

DETROIT — Good cooking has been a part of the Haralson family’s tradition for many years. Siblings Anthony and Kathleen Haralson opened Mama’s Sweet Side, two years ago. “I’m over the moon and very excited, Anthony Haralson, 45, told the Michigan Citizen.”  Anthony, a marketer and strategist by profession says he and his sister are looking to expand.”

Currently, Mama’s Sweet Side has no storefront. But the space they have  is used to prepare their cakes fresh daily.

“We enjoy delivering cakes,” says Anthony. “It’s so nice to be embraced by the community. We bake to order and we make it fresh.”

Haralson approached his sister about the business idea and she obliged with no reservation. Kathleen Haralson, 44 practiced law by profession, but is now following her passion to cook.

“I have a picture when I was young with a smile on my face, because I got pots for Christmas, Kathleen told the Michigan Citizen. “When my brother approached me about the idea, I agreed, we want to be apart of the city.”

The Haralson’s use Michigan based products, natural ingredients and everything is made from scratch including the frosting.

“We have a bunt cake that I recommend to Diabetes patients because its not that sweet and only has around 200 calories,” says Kathleen. Kathleen says she worked very hard to create her butter recipe.

Food and Wine Magazine called their cakes “Perfection.” The Haralsons agree their carmel cake is very popular, although Anthony’s favorite is their strawberry cheesecake. “I love this cake, its delicious. The base is strawberries with white cake, cream cheese and topped with strawberries,” Haralson said.

Mama’s Sweet Side delivers their cakes nationally Monday thru Wednesday. Mama’s Sweet Side is thrilled to have their business in the city of Detroit and when they invest in their storefront will be thrilled to employ the citizens of Detroit. In June, Mama’s Sweet Cakes will be available in the new Whole Foods store located in Detroit’s thriving midtown area.

For more information about Mama’s Sweet Side or to place an order call 855.68.MAMAS or visit


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