For two decades, Karen Donatelli Cake Designs has specialized in creating beautiful, delicious, custom and specialty desserts. Karen and her team constantly work to make each cake, pastry and dessert a renowned piece of culinary art, specializing in dramatic confections that reflect clients' personalities proving that designing and creating custom and specialty desserts is both an art and passion. The masterfully, crafted delicacies provide a unique and eye popping design with superb and innovative flavors. Products are delivered on time and just as they were ordered.

Karen Donatelli Cake Designs opened the bakery and café in 2012 downtown Asheville featuring a daily bakery case with croissants, brioche cakes, and pastries made from the finest ingredients. The bakery is located at 57 Haywood Street, downtown Asheville, NC.

No job is too big or too small -- whether it’s an awe-inspiring celebration or an early morning office meeting, Donatelli Cake Designs would love to create a confectionary centerpiece that will create inspired discussion long after the last bite.

Karen started her career at the age of 15 in a small hometown bakery. She then apprenticed at the 5star Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida before studying pastry at the Culinary Institute of America. Karen Donatelli Cake Designs is a family business which attributes to its success and appeal. Both Karen and her husband, Vincent are award-winning pastry chefs and their artisan confections have been featured in a variety of publications. Vincent is currently a professor in the Culinary Arts Department at AB-TECH.
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