A downtown Fayetteville bakery had a brush with the fame they had to keep secret for months, but now they can finally spill the beans.
Sweet Palette owner Patsy Crawford said she was ecstatic when producers of HGTV’s “My Lottery Dream Home” asked to film at her Person Street bakery for a scene in an episode that features a Fayetteville lottery winner.
“It really took us by surprise, but they found us online and liked the look of our space,” she said.
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The 19th-century building that houses both the bakery and Sweet Palette’s event space has a “rustic” feel, Crawford said. With eclectic purple and green decor and a rotating menu of creative cupcakes, macarons, and other treats, Sweet Palette does not lack personality.
The HGTV show follows host David Bromstad as he takes recent lottery winners on a search for their dream homes. Before touring houses, Bromstad meets with his clients to discuss what they’re looking for in a new home.
This meeting was filmed in early March at Sweet Palette for the “Philly to Fayetteville” episode airing Friday.
The HGTV crew filmed for about four hours, including shots at the counter, at a table, and outside the shop. At first, they only asked for water at the table but eventually, they asked for macarons, too.
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“They all raved about our macarons,” Crawford said.
“David and the whole crew were just as nice as they are on TV. They really liked the Andes Chocolate Mint macarons,” said Patsy Crawford’s son Adam Crawford, who helps run the shop.
After keeping the whole affair hush-hush, the Sweet Palette crew looks forward to watching the episode with friends, family, and customers.
“We’re just excited to see how much of our shop gets into the show. Our regulars will recognize us, but (HGTV) said that our name and logo will be cropped out,” Patsy Crawford said.
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The “Philly to Fayetteville” episode of “My Lottery Dream Home” features a family who won a $2 million lottery prize just after relocating to Fayetteville to be closer to family.
Their search for a home to accommodate family barbeques with their 10 grandchildren episode airs at 9 p.m. Friday on HGTV. See the full list of air times here.
Food, Dining, and Business Reporter Taylor Shook can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org