INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Jackie Wheat, the head baker and owner of Delicious, has had a passion for baking since childhood.
It’s a family tradition that was inspired by her mother.
“My mother was an excellent cook,” she said. “The family came and gathered around a meal they would prepare. Food would bring family and friends together, and I hold onto that, the nostalgia of it. ”
The next thing she had with these meals after her mother died was Roselyn Bakery.
“They made a Mexican wedding cake biscuit,” she said. “Well, they closed in August 1999 and I was upset.”
Instead of missing out on it, she decided to make her own, and when she tweaked the recipes to the point where family, friends, and co-workers would agree, the business was born. Now their desserts are well known in various Indianapolis markets.
“I bake other things, but the Mexican wedding cake biscuit is my flagship and it really is the best Mexican wedding cake biscuit in town, wherever that town is,” she said. “Warning: you are addicting.”
Wheat thanked those who had been there for her since the start of the business and remembered November 2020 when tragedy rocked her family. One of her sons, Chad, was the victim of a fatal shootout. With tears on her face, she says that she is motivated by his memory.
“Although Yummy has been around for a few years, I go a step further because I want Yummy to be a cookie with a reason,” she said.
Wheat is also inspired to fight for people like Chad who are struggling with mental illness. Meanwhile, she sends a message to her son with every dessert she makes.
“This is for you, Chad.”
You can order from Yummy! on-line. Weizen does the catering and delivery.