The ladies of Holy Cannoli's, a new sweets shop in Berkley, invite you to share in their family history by savoring recipes with roots that reach all the way back Sicily.
Holy Cannoli's, located at 2752 Coolidge in the former Butterfly Bake Shoppe location, is run by Nicole Franey, her mother Cathy Schulte, and grandmother Sharon Beheler, according to the Detroit Free Press. The women also operate a Holy Canoli's location in Rochester.
The Berkley location that opened March 23 offers cakes, cookies and other Michigan-made sweets, according to Holy Cannoli's Facebook page, as well as – of course – cannoli.
"It all started 25 years ago in Grandma's cozy kitchen," Holy Cannoli's' website says. "Every year over Thanksgiving break we the grandkids would get all bundled up and head straight to Grandma and Grandpa's for what would become a long standing tradition making cannoli for Christmas. This was a 5th generation recipe in our family."
Readers who've tried Holy Cannoli's had good things to say about it Thursday on the Huntington Woods-Berkley Patch page.
- Kelly Piec Frank: We love it. Our son lives to go back just to see and talk to the nice people.
- Cheryl York Kaczmarczyk: Yum! And the owner is so friendly.
- Rob Onesko: Went in there yesterday and met the owner, Nicole, she was awesome and everything was delicious!! Oreo canollis!!!
- Dawn Anderson Schwanke: So glad that our butterfly customers are being taken care of!!! : )
The previous tenant, Butterfly Bake Shoppe, closed in December so owner Dawn Schwanke could – fittingly, for what seems to be a theme of the space – spend more time with her family.
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