Stacey Welch was born and raised in Plainfield and a

 1993 graduate of Plainfield High. Stacey is a dedicated   

  and loving mother to her two sons. In 1998 Stacey took   

 her first leap of faith and started “LiVay Nail Spa” in  

 Scotch Pains, her first owned and operated business.  


 Today, Stacey is the owner and operator of LiVay Sweet Shop at 104B Watchung Avenue in Plainfield, a cupcake, cake and other pastry bakery. She is known for her delicious desserts and beautiful cake designs . She will tell you that it is not easy but with great determination, self-sacrifice and faith in God, it can be done.


With all a small business entails and raising a family, Stacey still finds time to give back to her community. On a cold winter day, Stacey saw a man walking downtown Plainfield with only a blanket wrapped around his shoulders, she thought “I have never

been cold, this man needs help, Lord what can I do?” She turned to the internet and found a site called “One Warm Coat”. She contacted them and signed up to sponsor a local Coat Drive. The coat collection was a great success with the support of the

community. The collection of children's’ coats were donated to the local schools and adult coats to the Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen. Stacey’s other

drives have been, The Sock Drive, The Homeless Period, A Cereal Collection, Soap Drive and Toothpaste and Toothbrushes.

All collections are donated to our local

needy and The City of Plainfield’s Backpack distribution.


The “MRS Club of Plainfield” has honoured Stacey”, she was the recipient of “The Jersey Women Who Rock”, and was recognized by “The Union County National

Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club". She received an award from “The Union County Board of Freeholder”, The Plainfield NAACP. Mayor

Adrian O. Mapp presented Stacey with “The Community Service Award to 4th Ward Resident” in February 2017 for her outstanding and dedicated service. In June 2018

Stacey was inducted into the PHS Hall Of Fame. In March 2019 Stacey wasrecognized by The Eta Omicron Zeta as “Woman of the Year” at their 2019 Finer Womanhood Scholarship Luncheon. December 2019, she was presented the “Business Award” by National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. Epsilon Alpha Chapter. 


Stacey has served on the Metuchen-Edison NAACP Executive Board.


Stacey is the “Democratic County Committee Woman Plainfield 4th Ward District 3”.  She is a member of the Plainfield Planning Board.  Stacey shows her love for the city and community by the service she provides.