Thank you for taking the time to look through my website and giving me the opportunity to help you design and create a unique cake for your special day! Your wedding cake should reflect the style and essence of this incredible day! I believe a couple should be able to display their own personal style and creativity when choosing or designing their wedding cake.
I’ve been baking and decorating cakes for 17 years now. My mother decorated cakes, so I grew up with lots of sweetness. I guess I thought everyone’s mom decorated really cool cakes like mine!
While I enjoyed watching my mother make cakes, I decided to go to college for teaching. I enjoyed the French language and culture and decided to pursue teaching this subject. I completed my masters in teaching and taught French part-time at the University of South Dakota. I was also fortunate to study abroad in Paris for a year, and this is where I fell in love again with baking and pastries! When I returned to the U.S., I decided to open my own cake shop. I found it to be a wonderful artistic outlet. I also enjoy the happiness it brings to my clients.
David Tutera and I
(WE TV network: Host of "My Fair Wedding" and wedding coordinator extraordinaire: Platinum Weddings)
at the Interlude Bridal Shoppe in Sioux Falls.
Norman Davis and I
(Food Network and )
at the Sioux Falls Empire Mall after I took 1st in the mall competition.
NBC News Anchor, Tom Brokaw and his wife, Meredith, with me, celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary with a replica of their wedding cake.
I believe what makes my cakes stand out is ingredients and freshness. I use real sweetcream butter and milk in my frosting, unlike most grocery store cakes. I believe that taste should not be compromised when creating an important memory.
I am excited to have opened Café Brulé on April 6th, 2011. My partner and head chef, Jim Waters, and I serve American and French fusion cuisine for both country and city style appetites. Our spouses, Dwight Iverson & Heidi Waters, and children have been very supportive and we are very much a family-run business. We also serve all of our menu items on fresh baked breads. We are open 7am - 9pm every day and offer a full breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu. We offer lots of fresh baked pastries each morning, specialty coffees, and of course lots of cake options! We also serve beer and wine.
Buddy Valastro and I at a Sioux Falls Meet & Greet. Carlos Bakery, Hoboken, NJ