Owner of The Cake Lady Cecelia Grade, works with brides and grooms to create individually designed wedding cakes reflecting the couple’s special style, a signature component for this most important milestone occasion.
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Reviewed On 6/11/2018 by Joanna W
We had an amazing experience working with CeCe for our wedding cake. Her cakes are all absolutely delicious; we had a lavender cake with raspberry and lemon filling (totally not a typical cake but so so well received by our guests) that was to ...
Reviewed On 10/17/2017 by Mary D
The wedding cake provided by The Cake Lady for our daughter's wedding last weekend was beyond delicious! Beautiful and sooo good! We could not have been happier. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND The Cake Lady for your wedding cake or any special occasion...
Reviewed On 10/17/2017 by deb w
This was amazing from beginning to end. Cake was beautiful and better yet, it tasted wonderful. So happy with The Cake Lady! Thank you for making the day so special!
Reviewed On 8/03/2018 by Megan S
Delicious and beautiful cake. We thought the wedding cake tasted even better than the tasting!
Reviewed On 3/01/2018 by Kayla B
First of all, the lavender and red velvet cakes were delicious! Each were perfectly moist and not too sweet. Our guests were especially surprised by the lavender cake; a nice alternative to the norm. The Cake Lady executed the cake design with ...
Reviewed On 10/27/2017 by Alissa P
Delicious cake and great service! On the more expensive side for Milwaukee, but worth it for someone who loves cake!
Reviewed On 10/20/2017 by Kristen V
Our cake was the BEST! Multiple guests keep telling me how delicious our wedding cake was. Karen was awesome to work with, she is so easy-going and professional and really made the experience wonderful. She was so helpful when we changed our mi...
Reviewed On 10/20/2017 by Kimberly S
Karen The Cake Lady is the BEST!!! We had so much fun with her at our initial cake tasting, consultation, and all the conversations along the way. She was so responsive and had so many amazing ideas for our cake. All our guests commented that t...
Reviewed On 10/20/2017 by Alissa K
Our experience with The Cake Lady was nothing short than awesome. At our appointment we met with CeCe who was kind, professional and enthusiastic and showed a genuine interest in making our wedding day special. During our consultation she went ...
Reviewed On 10/19/2017 by Amber C
The cake looked and tasted wonderful. Working with Karen was so easy and trouble free as she was timely with her responses and detailed with her answer. I really appreciated this as not all vendors were this way. We will for sure be returnin...
Reviewed On 10/17/2017 by Shannon L
Everything was so amazing !!!! The cake look absolutely beautiful. I had people calling me to see if there was extra cake left . Karen and her team did a amazing job I highly recommend if your looking for cake and or / pastries go with Cake Lad...
Reviewed On 10/17/2017 by Carly S
Karen was great and our cake was beautiful and delicious.
Reviewed On 10/17/2017 by Alison O
The Cake Lady was amazing! The cake was exactly what my husband and I wanted, and Karen helped us keep it within our budget! Not only did the cake look amazing, but it tasted wonderful! Our cake was lavender, which was unique and delicious. My ...
Reviewed On 8/22/2017 by Katey R
The Cake Lady made our wedding cake and it was perfect. Really, it's the most delicious cake I've ever eaten. I fell in love with her cakes while working at Anodyne Coffee and I'm still in love with them today. Beautifully decorated, even bette...
Reviewed On 7/31/2017 by Meggy D
Cake Lady is the absolute best cake in Milwaukee area. Karen's spunk and knowledge made picking out a cake the easiest and most fun part of our wedding. Our tasting was a blast, and she did a great job steering two people who did not know anyth...
Reviewed On 7/09/2017 by Jen O
We cannot thank Karen and her team at The Cake Lady enough for making the wedding cake of our dreams! From the moment we sat down with Karen at our tasting we knew she would make an amazing cake for us and our guests to enjoy. We had so much fu...
Reviewed On 11/20/2016 by Krista K
I wasn't even sure if I wanted a cake until we started working with Karen. She took the several different styles I liked and created a stunning 4 tier cake for our wedding. It tasted even better than it looked, too. Thank you, Karen, for contri...
Reviewed On 11/20/2016 by Alison W
My husband loves wedding cake, so it was important that we find the best cake in town - and we did! Karen's work is amazing. The cake looks brilliant and our guests raved about how delicious the cake was. I had a photo of what I wanted the c...
Reviewed On 11/18/2016 by Taylor B
Karen was the best to work with! She knew exactly what we wanted but went above and beyond to make it even better than we could have ever imagined. Her custom work on our monogram was stunning and the colors were beautiful. She used our invitat...
Reviewed On 11/17/2016 by Milijana B
If you are getting married in the Milwaukee or surrounding area, I would not look any further than The Cake Lady! We chose The Cake Lady to make our wedding cake because we felt a connection with Karen the moment we walked into her bakery. She ...
Reviewed On 11/07/2016 by lauren B
I would highly recommend The Cake Lady!! Right from the start, Karen was so helpful and accommodating. The wedding cake was just as stunning as it was delicious! We got so many compliments from our guests. Thank you for all your hard work!!
Reviewed On 10/05/2016 by Jack P
The design process was easy, the finished cake looked exactly as we had dreamed it would, and the tasting session was worthy of a date night-out. (Lavender - who knew? Yum! ). Our three-tier custom cake was delicious and elegantly beautiful!
Reviewed On 10/05/2016 by Alyssa B
Karen is the best! Her cakes are equally beautiful and delicious. She worked with us to match exactly what we wanted for design and the guests were raving about the cake! I HIGHLY recommend using The Cake Lady for your next event!!
Reviewed On 9/22/2016 by Carole M
I didn't even want a wedding cake when planning the wedding, but my parents did. I'm so happy I listened to them! The cake was gorgeous and so delicious! The cake lady did everything to make my cake unique and special for me and my husband!
Reviewed On 9/21/2016 by Noel R
I used the Cake Lady for my wedding and everything was fabulous! I got cupcakes for my guests and a small two tier cake for myself and the hubby and everything tasted amazing! Her spice cake is to die for and sort of an unexpected flavor at a w...
Contact Info for The Cake Lady LLC
3561 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., St. Francis, WI | Serving the metro Milwaukee area.(414) 294-4220
Hi! My name is Cecelia Baker Grade, YUP, you got that right my middle name is Baker! Extremely fitting because I am the Owner, Lead Decorator and Lead Baker at The Cake Lady. After high school I received my Baking and Pastry degree from Kendall College in Chicago, IL and then proceeded to intern at Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro on the pastry line. After a few years with Bartolotta, I was introduced to the owner of The Cake Lady, Karen Smith, and hired on in 2012 to be her assistant. In February of 2018 I officially bought The Cake Lady, and I am ready to bake for you on your special day!