The Sweet Life Of Rosevelt Colvin
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INDIANAPOLIS (CBS) – Rosevelt Colvin is living a pretty sweet life right now.
Colvin is a busy man back in his old stomping grounds of Broad Ripple, Indiana.
In addition to owning two UPS stores, the two-time Super Bowl champ is also dipping his hand into the gourmet treat industry.
In 2009, Colvin’s wife Tiffany finally made her dream come true and opened SweeTies Gourmet Treats with her husband and mother. In two years, the place where customers “Can Have Their Cake And Eat It Too” has grown to become a local favorite, and is even one of the few party planners to take part in the Super Bowl Showcase.
How much extra work does that require?
How about 200 dozen Snickerdoodle cookies to greet fans coming to town for Sunday’s big game.
And not only are the treats delicious at SweeTies, they also have a New England twist to them.
After spending six of his nine seasons in the NFL with the Patriots, Colvin continues to hold a special bond with his former teammates.
Maybe that, or they are using him for some fine desserts.
Either way, their specialty cupcakes can make even Colts fans enjoy indulging in something named after a rival Patriot.
There is the “Tom Brady,” a yellow cake cupcake with chocolate frosting on top. It’s Brady’s favorite kind, and he often orders a full cake (not just the cup form) for all his occasions.
Two of Brady’s favorite targets also have their namesakes attached to a tantalizing treat, with “The Stache” named after Wes Welker (and his current playoff mustache), and the “Dirty Red” for Deion Branch.
Offensive lineman Matt Light has one too, “The Light” mini-cupcake, because Light needed to cut back on his treats.
Nose tackle Vince Wilfork has “The Big V,” but good luck trying to get one. The oversized cupcake has been sold out for quite some time.
Bill Belichick even has one called the “Check Mate” with the Colvin’s take on the coaches famous hoodie.
On top of the frosting is a small cookie, replicating Bill’s hood. The only catch is Belichick doesn’t know his name is attached to is.
There is also the “StrawBruski” after Colvin’s former linebacking comrade Tedy Bruschi, “The Kewi” after Giants defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka, and the “Fred Velvet” named after 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Fred Toucher.
Saints quarterback Drew Brees also has one, but you won’t find Peyton, or any Manning for that matter, attached to any of the pastries.
Even crazier than having a slew of Patriot-named treats in an Indianapolis store though?
Letting Steve Burton take his turn at the business.
Colvin, a former weekly guest on WBZ-TV’s Sports Final, let Steve behind the counter on Wednesday.
He served a young customer named Jake his birthday ice cream and even got to see the technique of making the perfect cake ball.
Steve Burton Visits Colvin’s “SweeTies”
Steve pulled it off, with minimal drippage.
“SweeTies” is located across the street from Broad Ripple High, where both Colvin and Tiffany graduated.
As a member of the class of 1995, the 34-year-old Colvin has not forgotten his roots.
He is still giving back to his school, and along with Good Sports, donated over $8,000 in sporting equipment on Wednesday.
From basketballs to softballs, helmets to golf clubs, he presented the equipment to seniors in each sports, and delivered the message that there is nothing each student can’t achieve if they put their mind to it.
A two-time world champ, UPS store owner, and now a pastry chef (or “customizer” as he called himself), it’s hard to argue with those words of wisdom.
Just keep Burton out of the kitchen.