My name is Melisa, and I am the owner, baker, designer, and all around one-woman-show of Sweet By Design Cakes. Sweet By Design is a cottage bakery operating by appointment only in Melissa, Texas and serving the entire Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex.
I started taking cake decorating classes over a decade ago because I'm that type A kind of gal who just HAD to make her daughter's first birthday cake. I jokingly blame Sweet By Design on her because I found my passion in making that first "real" cake. I gained a small clientele and decided to continue my education in the culinary world by enrolling in the Pastry Arts program at Collin College. That was over 10 years ago, and the mixer has been running ever since!
Without the support and assistance from my husband Brandon, Sweet By Design would not be possible. We have two children, my little BITs (bakers-in-training), who enjoy helping test new cake flavors between homeschooling lessons. Sweet By Design is a home bakery operating under, and meeting all the requirements of, the current Texas Cottage Food laws. Because this is a home bakery, I only take a limited number of orders each week. We are small. That's a good thing for my clients because I can dedicate my full attention to each order. It's also good for my family who like it when dinner occasionally comes out of our kitchen in addition to all the desserts.
Special occasion cakes are typically ordered to celebrate the transition into a new season of life; marriage, babies, milestone events. They all deserve celebration! My goal is to provide you with a personalized, centerpiece dessert worthy of your celebration, and my prayer for each of my clients is that not only will your event be blessed, but that the life events surrounding your celebration would be blessed as well.
The cake that started it all...