Paige joined the Bella e Dolce team in 2011. After only three weeks of working with cake, Paige left her studies in psychology and began applying to Culinary Schools. With encouragement from Kim, she attended Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. As Kim would say “Go big or go home!” After spending her off seasons working in a standard bakery, Paige realized that her true love lay in the art of cake decorating and design. After this, Paige has taken on more responsibilities and tasks – from the office to baking and carving elaborate event cakes. She has become the next generation of Bella e Dolce and under Kim’s guidance, and became the new owner of Bella e Dolce North in January 2019.
It all started with Kim... she was the original owner and creator of the Bella e Dolce brand in 1997, making cakes in Northern Michigan. Kim is a graduate of the Le Cordon Bleu Pastry School in Paris. Kim has learned her sugar paste flowers and fondant skills under renowned cake designer and author, Colette Peters of New York. Paige joined Kim during her 2011 wedding season. Though Paige has left Michigan during the off season, she has always returned for the summer to work and learn under Kim. In the fall of 2018, Kim officially began her retirement, and though she may not be in the kitchen everyday, you may still see her helping with pastries in the kitchen or delivering cakes across northern Michigan.
Erin joined Kim Sperl for a full season working at the original Bella e Dolce location in Northern Michigan in 2003. Erin returned downstate to start her first cake company in the Detroit Area. After 9 years, Erin closed her first business to return up north and be full time with Bella e Dolce from 2012-2014, where she met Paige. After an immediate connection, Erin guided Paige in the finer arts of “going big or going home.” Erin worked up north for 3 years before returning to her home in Walled Lake to officially expand Bella e Dolce Cakes downstate, serving Southeastern Michigan.
Did you know that we hide a tiny sugar ladybug on all of our cakes? It's our little signature and a symbol of good luck for our clients. We have been making hundreds (nay thousands) of ladybugs since Kim started the Bella e Dolce brand in 1997! Make sure to look for it on your big day!
We don't offer sheet cakes, as all of our cakes are torted with four layers of cake and three layers of filling (as shown on our flavors page). We are all about consistency with our cake slices and presentation.
We do not offer cupcakes on our menu, but we do have many delicious alternatives such as Cake Truffles, Macarons, and other pastries.
It is against health code regulations for us to ship any food products. We cannot control the shipping environments and unpredictable transporting of items.
As soon as possible! We take deposits up to 18 months in advance, but popular weekends can book quickly! While we can take multiple weddings in a weekend, we are limited based on delivery, quantity, and detail of designs. Smaller events (like birthdays and anniversaries) require a 3-4 week lead time. Weddings typically need at least 2 month lead time, but availability cannot be guaranteed.
Unfortunately, no. Per health codes, we cannot have children under the age of 16 in our kitchen. Our tastings occur in our fully functioning kitchen and there are many risks with certain equipment and sanitation. We are happy to send you home with samples for them to try our cakes.
Our bakery offers products with peanuts, tree nuts, milk, coconut, eggs, and wheat. While we take steps to minimize the risk of cross contamination, we cannot guarantee that our products are 100% free of all allergens. We do offer Gluten Free cakes (chocolate and vanilla) and our buttercream is naturally gluten free. However, it is made in an environment where it can be exposed to gluten. We are willing to partner with other GF/DF/Vegan bakeries for these needs should they be severe.
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