verything at The Cake Lady & Petite Pastries is made from scratch, using only the finest, freshest ingredients including Swiss chocolate, Swiss buttercream and fresh fruits. Because of the wide variety of materials, chocolates, fondant and gum paste flowers, the options are endless. Your dream will come true, whether it’s a classic design or a whimsical novelty cake.

My name is Karen Smith, and I am the owner and cake designer at The Cake Lady & Petite Pastries. I began my career in Burlington, Vt., where I received my AOS degree in the Culinary Arts. I then interned at Sunriver Resort, the famous AAA Four-Diamond award winning property in Oregon. My final externship was at Coquette Café in the historic Third Ward of Milwaukee. As pátissier for Sanford D’Amato, the James Beard award-winning chef, I was able to truly hone my skills. After helping to open Harlequin Bakery, I was ready for a new challenge. I took an assistant position at The Cake Lady with its founder, Sara Unkefer. I have since studied with Colette Peters of Colette’s Cakes in New York City at the International Wilton School of Cake Design in Chicago. From baking to decorating, I am hands-on, ensuring that the utmost care and professionalism goes into each product.

At The Cake Lady & Petite Pastries, I promise your cake will be as delicious as it is beautiful, making every occasion memorable. The Cake Lady is known for delicious and gorgeous Milwaukee area Wedding Cakes!

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