Give me some sugar. Carrot, red velvet, ice cream, we’ve never met a cake that we didn’t like. While cake may be centuries old, dating back to ancient Egypt, the art of cake decorating has become a modern trend bringing the sponge and butter cakes of the Old World up-to-date, ergo Divine Delicacies Custom Cakes.
When the people went looking for a custom dessert, it was Gloria and Emilio Estefan, not Marie Antoinette, who let them eat cake. The Estefan’s daughter had requested a cake in her favorite flavors: guava and cream cheese, for her Quince, so Iliana Lombardero, owner of Divine Delicacies Custom Cakes created a delightful masterpiece that has since become a taste sensation at her Miami bakery. Lombardero began baking masterpieces with her late husband Jorge in their Havana home before moving their business to Miami, where locals and celebrities alike developed a sweet tooth for DD’s extraordinary cakes.
Since delivering for the Estefan’s and creating its signature flavor, vanilla rum, the family-owned bakery has custom designed masterpieces for clients including Rihanna, John Singleton, Carmen Electra, and Dwyane Wade, whose $4,000 Swarovski-laden perfection is pictured above. And cakes that look this good, should taste just as good. With the proliferation of cake design reaching new heights through network television and select clients who expect bigger and better, the taste of some specialty order cakes has toppled, but not at Divine Delicacies, so you can have your cake and eat it too.
DD works with you to develop a custom cake design in any style (classic, glamorous, modern, romantic, traditional, or contemporary) for your special occasion. Pick your cake base; choose from numerous flavors such as peanut butter, lemon, Godiva chocolate, Key lime, marble, and banana; add a little liqueur if you so desire, maybe Grand Marnier or brandy; fill your cake with fruits, custard, jelly, chocolate, cannoli filling, or any of Divine Delicacies’ scrumptious options; then finish with a cake cover, like chocolate fondant or butter cream.
Divine Delicacies has been voted “Best of Wedding” by The Knot for the past four consecutive years. The preferred baker’s portfolio has more than 2,000 designs gracing all of life’s events: wedding, Quince, Sweet Sixteen, baby shower, birthday, bridal shower, bachelor and bachelorette, groom, graduation, religious, holiday, engagement, and even mini cakes. You can find cupcakes, Bundt cakes, petit fours, biscotti, signature grand and gardens cakes, as well as cakes-to-go if you don’t have time for custom design. The possibilities are endless, but your stomach is not. The store has a licensing agreement with Romero Britto, hence more than a dozen colorful Britto-inspired creations. At DD, even the Bundt cake gets love, with flavor twists like dulce de leche, guava, pineapple, and mango.
DD believes in quality, attention to detail, and customer satisfaction, offering some of the world’s most exquisite cakes made from scratch in South Florida using the finest and freshest ingredients available. Whether you want an already made elegant cake, or a personalized cake design that stands out from the rest, Divine Delicacies takes the cake; the proof is in the pudding, cake’s proverbial cousin.
Divine Delicacies Custom Cakes is located at 1659 S.W. 107 Ave., Miami, 305.554.4446, or see all that Divine Delicacies can do at www.ddcakes.com.