How We Began


House of Sweetness was founded in 2010 in Petaluma, CA, when owner Amber Abasta-Cooper took her life long interest in baking, paired it with a newly discovered gift for decorating, and watched it evolve into a thriving business. Knowing Petaluma was not her family's forever home, reality quickly set in and she was forced to realize that pursing a full service bakery was not in the cards for her; so she returned to the world of administration and project management. In 2014 Amber and her husband Ben followed military orders to Boston, MA; where they immediately felt at home in the area, and would soon rekindle their passion for baking.

As a Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Coast Guard, Ben Cooper never let work demands stifle his passion for everything culinary. In fall of 2015, he made a clear decision to invest in his family's future by doing what was necessary to pursue his family's dream while planting roots in Billerica, MA. This meant stepping back into the civilian life after 12 years of service, enrolling in the Pastry Program at The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts, and reviving the dream and vision for House of Sweetness.