The SugarBot Story

Jackie Huebbe worked in the corporate world after graduating with a degree in Graphic Communications, and never quite fit. In 2007, she began blowing off steam from her daily grind by baking various creations in her home kitchen nightly. Before long, she’d made a name for herself in the corporate world - not for the monotonous work she did there, but instead for the treats she’d bring in and share among her favorite colleagues.

By 2009, Jackie started attending culinary school in the evenings, and she’d begun taking custom order requests for friends, family, and coworkers to bring to small gatherings and meetings while working weekends at an area bakery/cafe. In 2010, she wished her former colleagues well and made the jump from the corporate world into the world of baking and pastry. After working a combined 7 days a week, while holding positions at multiple places for a few years running, she decided it was time to take the next step.

In 2012, SugarBot Sweet Shop was started with a KitchenAid mixer and a goal to do things the right way: no more being forced to use artificial vanilla, bag and box mixes, shortcuts, and low quality ingredients. With that path in mind, the core foundation was set: SugarBot would be the place to get “Childhood favorites, better than you remember them.” Commercial kitchen space was rented, clients were built, and SugarBot had expanded into a shared storefront in Webster Groves, MO. In 2014, SugarBot bought The Very Best Cookies (est 1988 in Webster Groves, MO) and expanded the storefront to offer a full service selection of baked goods. It was at that point that Mark Huebbe, Jackie’s husband, jumped into the mix.

In May of 2015, SugarBot expanded one final time, and purchased a building in Old Town St. Charles to build our permanent storefront. The building was neglected and collapsing inward, but after hundreds of hours of planning, demolition, cleaning, reconstruction, cleaning, and organizing, the shop opened in November of that year, and we haven’t looked back since.

 

About Mark

Mark is a civil engineer by day, and a builder of all things by night. He is known in the rally racing community for driving his 1970 VW Rally Bug, and in the experimental aviation community as a sport pilot of a Sonnex, which he built with his brother and dad. In his spare time as of late, he's reconstructing the 2nd floor of the storefront to become the perfect home for the SugarBot family.

About Jackie

Jackie has been passionate about baking for as long as she could remember. She spends her free time knitting, snuggling her two rescue dogs, and hanging out with her adorable nephew.

 
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The Very Best Cookies

 
 

It all started in 1988...

A Webster Groves native began making cookies from scratch in her home, but quickly realized she needed a shop to give our customers a place to pick up her delicious creations. Shortly thereafter she opened a shop in the heart of downtown Webster Groves, MO and the rest is cookie history.

Today, SugarBot Sweet Shop owns The Very Best Cookies, and they're made in their commercial kitchen in historic St. Charles, MO. We continue to make all of our cookies by hand here in the shop, and they are just as “homemade” as when it first began – same recipes, using high-quality ingredients, same small batches, same great old-fashioned flavors, and the same love in every cookie.

We hand-deliver our gift packages all over the St. Louis area Tuesday through Friday, are open for in-store pickup Tuesday through Sunday, and we ship all over the contiguous United States.

 
 

Our Storefront

We pride ourselves in making every item fresh, from scratch, and with the highest quality ingredients available - right on site in our commercial kitchen. That means buttercream with REAL butter (no crisco here!), no artificial vanilla flavoring, and no shortcuts.

We carry a rotating selection of baked goods, but have a few fan favorites that you'll find every day without fail. To find out what's in store today - give us a call, or check out our Facebook & Instagram pages.

 

Old-Fashioned Candy

We carry an assortment of old-fashioned and nostalgic candy. Our current selection includes:

  • Kits Taffy
  • Kopiko Coffe Candy
  • Lemon Heads
  • Mallow Cups
  • Maple Drops
  • Peanut Butter Bars
  • Pez
  • Raspberry Filled Hard Candies
  • Sour Citrus Slices
  • Sour Fruit Balls
  • SloPokes
  • Zotz
  • Albert's Fruit Chews
  • Atomic Fireballs
  • Banana Splits
  • Barrels of Yum
  • Brach's Soft Toffees
  • Buckeyes
  • Butterscotch Disks
  • Caramel Filled Milk Chocolate Balls
  • Chocolate Race Cars
  • Fruit Filled Bon-Bons
  • Fruit Rods
  • Honey Filled Hard Candies

 

 
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