Cooking was always LaDonna Andeel's passion, but when she opened LD's Specialties & Gourmet Cafe in January 2009, it became her business as well. Now, she spends her days doing what she loves: baking fresh quiche, crafting gourmet sandwiches to pair with pots of fragrant tea, and getting to know the patrons who stop by. She also bakes specialty desserts for private events held in her café or at offsite locations. For children's parties, LaDonna brings out a castle backdrop, pintsize tables draped with shimmering pink or powder-blue tablecloths, and other whimsical decorations.
Self-taught baker Megan Stottlemyre has been tempting her family’s sweet teeth for years. Once the demands of her friends and family reached critical mass, she realized she could make a living by sharing her delectable treats with Yukon’s hungry residents. Now the proprietor of Mimi’s Piece of Cake, she leads a team of bakers as they whip up more than 20 cake flavors, such as lemon blueberry, italian cream, and double chocolate. These delectable flavors take the shape of cakes, cupcakes, mini cupcakes, and cake balls.
Based on the customer's desires, each cake or cupcake can be customized with gourmet fillings before being capped with sweet puffs of cream cheese, caramel swirl, or german chocolate icing. The bakers whip up special-event cakes, including customized, color-coordinated cupcakes and cakes that show off their artistic prowess with carefully sculpted characters, blooming frosting flowers, and realistic family portraits made entirely from sprinkles.
Under the guidance of new ownership, you'll find more than just classic slices of cake inside Mimi's Piece of Cake. That's because the chefs specialize in putting a unique spin on the dessert, both in flavor and in the way it's served. They can wrap up cakes in sculpted fondant for theme parties, mold cakes into bite-size portions with cupcakes and cake balls, and even create mess-free treats with cupcake push pops. The treats come in a range of flavors: alongside classic cupcake options such as red velvet and birthday cake, bakers craft unique varieties such as blueberry soda, chocolate peppermint, and maple bacon. They top these with a choice of 13 icings, including two flavors of fondant, as well as buttercream, whipped frosting, and cookie-infused frosting.