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So often when people enter Cakes Etc. inquiring about a cake the first words out of their mouth is, “Do you have a book we can select from?”  My response is always, “I’ve been there and done that only to never return!”  At Cakes Etc. we pride ourselves in designing “One of a Kind” Cakes.  I can promise you that no two cakes are ever alike that leave our doors!  I do have a book of cakes I’ve designed to show the customer my style of decorating which gives them an idea of what I have to offer them.  I simply go from there by asking what there theme is and colors that they like.

At Cakes Etc. I want customers to realize I am an artist at work and to create something “One of a Kind” I must be able to use my imagination and creativity!  Artists do not copy…we create a masterpiece and that is why I love my saying, “Make each day… your Masterpiece.”

Transitioning your business to a new location isn’t easy. No longer does anyone have the correlation that my mom, Nancy, is the famous “Cake Lady” who designed premier cakes in the Winona area for over 45 years.  Now I am starting from “scratch” where I must gain my customer’s trust.  While working with my mother, so often our customers simply called to tells us their theme and would say, “Do whatever.  Your cakes are always beautiful, I trust you!”

Now after being in business for three years, I am pleased that same trust is happening with my customers.  Nothing makes my Heart more proud than when I am allowed to use my creativity to design a “One of a Kind Cake.” Nothing brings more joy to my Heart than when a customer comes to pick up their cake and they look at it in disbelief…total awe…so very pleased that this is their cake.  Made by Hand with Heart is the joy I receive when my customers anticipate not really knowing what their finished product is going to look like until the day of pickup when they enter my doors.  I love that my customers anticipate picking up their cake to see my “One of a Kind” creation, unlike the grocery store where you know what you are going to get.  At Cakes Etc., I Thank You for your trust and allowing me to be an artist at work!!!

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Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.

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Make each day…

         your masterpiece!

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        be true to

your word, your friends, and


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We support PAVE, Promoting Awareness/Victim Empowerment.

Owner and Designer, Sam

 Your first visit to the shop!


Walking into the little pink cake shop of Cakes Etc., at 221 W. Broadway, Plainveiw, MN you can automatically tell by the comfort of the decor, the aroma of sweet things, and the smell of fresh-brewed Caribou coffee, that this is a place where everything is unique.  Just looking in the display case at the wonderful cupcakes and treats, at the decorated cakes, and and wedding cakes you can tell that this is a cake shop where everything is made by hand and with love from the heart for every customer. You can absolutely taste the love when you take the first bite of the delectable treats offered. It will become a sweet addiction, to be sampled more than once!

To us, “Made by Hand with Heart” isn’t just a saying, it’s our way of doing business. Our products are made by hand, with great care, by skilled artisans. We pride ourselves on the creativity and quality that we put into each of the delicious deserts we make for our customers.

For us, there’s nothing more special than to see smiles of absolute joy when a customer looks at their cake for the first time.

Owner and Designer, Sam Beach, explains her artistic  philosophy

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       one happy game!

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With GOD all things are possible!