The Spanish term "tiendas de reposteria" translates roughly to "confectioner's shops" in English according to Online-Translator.com. The word "confectioner" refers to a person who makes and/or sells candies for an occupation, according to Dictionary.com. Confectioners also sometimes sell cakes, ice cream and other sweets.
The word "confectioner" was first used in 1585, according to Dictionary,com. It is a combination of the word "confection" and "er." Dictionary.com defines "confection" as a sweet preserved fruit or candy. A confection can also refer to the process of making a frivolous or decorative object. Confection is also a term for medicine that is made with honey, sugar or some other sweet substance.