In 2008, Joellyn Tulipano-Huebner was working in banking when she saw a help-wanted sign at a local bakery: "Wedding Cake Decorator Wanted. Will Train.” The rest is history. She founded Sweet Soirees in 2009, which offers custom-styled, luxury dessert and candy buffets for all occasions. Sweet Soirees is located in River Forest, Illinois, in the western suburbs of Chicago.

Sweet Soirees ( creates custom-styled, luxe dessert and candy buffets—pastries, candies, popcorn and more—for truly unique and unforgettable events.

Tulipano-Huebner applies a strong fashion and merchandising design background, with her baking and decorating skills to create events every bit as magical as Willy Wonka's factory. Her creations stand out in a crowd of dessert buffet organizers thanks to Tulipano-Huebner's meticulous and creative visual flair.

What's more, Sweet Soirees creations are 100% customized to meet the wishes—and needs—of clients. Themes range from campy Dawn of the Dead birthday parties or exquisite Breakfast at Tiffany's wedding showers. "We interpret our client's theme in sweets, and gladly offer an array of delicious gluten-free, nut-free and vegan delicacies so no one is left out," she says.

Sugar and spice aren't the only things nice. Tulipano-Huebner also creates tasty, healthy options like fruit skewers, mini bran muffins, and kiwi pops. "It's all about translating a client's vision into a stunning reality," she says. From angels to zombies, corporate events to six-year-old birthday parties, bar mitzvahs, quinceñearas, showers, and everything in between, Tulipano-Huebner focuses on making sure every event is a sweet success.