our story

meet ladie kakes

Welcome to Ladie Kakes, Where Every Bite Tells a Story

Hello! I’m Ashley, the heart and hands behind Ladie Kakes. My journey into the world of baking is a tale of passion, creativity, and a sprinkle of daring. Born from a childhood nickname and a dream to create, Ladie Kakes is more than just a bakery; it’s a story of turning passion into purpose.

A Name with Heart, A Brand with Soul

Why Ladie Kakes? It’s a nod to my childhood, where ‘Lady Ashley’ was a term of endearment from my mom and uncle, celebrating my dainty and ladylike essence. As I ventured into baking, the name Ladie Kakes emerged, blending my cherished nickname with a twist that reflected my unique approach to baking. Swapping ‘y’ for ‘ie’ and ‘C’ for ‘K’, I crafted a brand that stands out, just like my baked goods.

From Kitchen Experiments to Farmer’s Market Favorites

Baking began as a hobby, a simple joy found in the warmth of my mother’s kitchen. What started with family and friends quickly grew into requests from beyond my immediate circle. Despite a successful career in the Lingerie Industry and private sector God had other plans for me. A layoff turned my side hobby into a full-time pursuit of happiness.

In April 2016, with all necessary permits in hand and a heart full of hope, I set up my first stall at a Farmer’s Market near my childhood home. Since then, Ladie Kakes has graced numerous Farmer’s Markets, festivals, and special events, even earning accolades from my beloved Long Beach community.

Crafting Delights with Love and Ladie Kakes Hands

At Ladie Kakes, every treat is a testament to the love and dedication I pour into my craft. From sourcing ideas at Farmer’s Markets to engaging with fans on social media, every flavor and creation is a collaborative effort with my customers. It’s a promise that everything from Ladie Kakes is handcrafted, from the heart, with a little love in every bite.

Embracing the Pivot: A Journey of Self-Discovery

Ladie Kakes represents my most significant pivot – from following a prescribed path to carving out a life filled with joy and fulfillment. It’s a reminder that sometimes, the best life plans are the ones we never saw coming.

Join Our Sweet Adventure

Thank you for being part of this journey. Ladie Kakes isn’t just about baking; it’s about sharing joy, creating memories, and celebrating the sweet moments in life. We’re thrilled to have you here and can’t wait to share our passion with you.

Here’s to many more adventures, one bite at a time.

Every Bake Matters to Us

Ladie Kakes is not just about baking; it’s about crafting moments of joy and spreading warmth through the delicious art of pastries. We believe in the magic of caring for our customers, one delightful treat at a time.

“Savor the Sweet Moments”

what makes us Different

Artisanal Excellence

Each Ladie Kakes treat is a handcrafted masterpiece, blending beauty with flavor. Discover the unique touch of artisanal baking.

Locally Sourced Delights

We pride ourselves on using fresh, local ingredients. Taste the difference that local quality makes in every bite.

Personalized Baking

Your ideas, our creations. Ladie Kakes turns your baking dreams into reality with custom cakes and pastries.

Eco-Friendly Baking

Our baking respects the planet, focusing on sustainability from ingredients to packaging. Enjoy our eco-conscious treats.