Meet My Sweet Array!
Meet Maria Drakos & Irini Zhupa, the sweet sister duo behind My Sweet Array! My Sweet Array offers baking and design services on all things pretty and sweet! They specialize in gourmet dessert buffets and giant paper flower backdrops.
They use organic ingredients and high quality chocolate (YUM!), and support local farms! All their décor elements are designed and hand assembled by their team, and everything is prepared with the outmost love and care.
They’re the perfect team to go to for parties, birthdays, and more! Not to mention, their treats are the perfect gifts for your friends and family with a sweet tooth! They were our amazing premier vendor at our, DMV Vendor Social at AR Workshop Alexandria! Keep on scrolling to read all about Maria & Irini and see mouth-watering pics!
How long have you been in business?
How did you come up with the name ‘My Sweet Array’?
Coming up with the right name was a big challenge, because our company has such a wide range of services.
Why did you decide to start your own company?
It all started with a passion for cooking and hosting family events. We come from a large and very tight knit Greek family, and there is always some reason to celebrate. Every event had to be bigger and better than the one before, and we quickly fell in love with that process. We each have a diverse background, Irini is a designer and Maria is a baker, so together we had the right balance of skills for this business. Being sisters definitely helps, because we have spend our whole lifetime learning how to get along and work together! There’s really no one else we’d each rather run a business with.
Do you have a favorite part of what you do?
The planning stage of every dessert buffet is definitely our favorite part of this process. Coming up with the right combination of delicious treats that will satisfy all tastes, and pairing that up with all the right décor elements is definitely our favorite part!
Do you have a favorite story related to your business that you’d like to share?
Maria was featured on WBOC for a one hour special on her delicious macarons.
Is there anything you’d like our readers to know about you personally?
We are both very hardworking mothers (Maria has 3, Irini has 1), so we are constantly trying to find the right balance between work and family.
Is there anything else you’d like us to share with our readers?
We offer rentals of our pre-made flower backdrops.