Sweet Treats

Owner / Maria Qualtieri

Maria's love of sweets began when she first tasted her great grandfather 's classic, buttery pound cake. This recipe sparked an interested in baking that eventually turned into a ten year hobby. The hobby slowly began by selling cupcakes early on in high school and transitioned into a therapeutic outlet while earning her degree in photography from University of the Arts. During her time as a freelance fashion stylist/photographer, Maria's hobby transformed into a full time career. 


While she works on a store-front, Maria sells her sweet treats through online orders and weekly at Hive Cafe in South Philadelphia.