Caty Johnston began working at Suzybeez Bakery as an intern in 2010 while studying at the Culinary Institute LeNôtre in Houston. In 2016 she purchased the bakery and has since made the business her own.
Under former owner Susan Cummings, Johnston said she learned everything she knows about decorating cakes. Johnston left in 2013 to work for Clark Cooper Concepts where she helped open several restaurants in Rice Village.
Alongside her mother Jan Provine, Johnston said she purchased the bakery, remodeled the shop and incorporated more personal touches into the menu.
“A lot of the stuff that we do now is family recipes,” she said. “Everything is made from scratch in-house.”
Customers can find cakes, cupcakes, cookies, cake balls, homemade breads, cheesecakes, macarons, brownies, cinnamon rolls, pies and other seasonal items in the display case on any given day.
Gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free and vegan treats are also available for custom orders. Additionally, Suzybeez offers local honey, locally roasted coffee and homemade jams in-store.
The bakery produces about 40 custom cakes and 500 custom cookies each week, Johnston said.
“Everything is completely customizable,” she said. “You can come in for a consultation, bring a picture, and we can replicate it. We’re able to work in any style or design you may need on any budget.”
A Cy-Fair High School graduate, Johnston and her husband Tom live in Cy-Fair and give back to the community by offering discounts for teachers, first responders and military members.
The Johnstons said they want Suzybeez to continue growing while maintaining the mom-and-pop shop atmosphere where customer service is just as important as the product and most customers are regulars.
“One of our favorite things is when we do a couple’s wedding cake, and then we do their baby showers and then their kids’ birthday cakes,” Tom said.
3802 Fleur De Lis Blvd., Cypress
Hours: Tue.-Thu. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., closed Sundays and Mondays