Gina's Recipes Take The Cake
Gina was born and raised in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Early on, it was evident to her family that she had a knack for baking cakes and they were sure to encourage that interest. As time went on, life brought Gina to the U.S. for her higher education. She earned her Bachelor's of Architecture from the University of Houston. While her professors challenged her to develop an eye for structure, form and function, her heart told her to feed her instinctive craving to create cakes.
In 1999, Gina designed and created the cake of her dreams. This was no ordinary cake, though—it was “the one”—the one that sealed the deal. 2003 saw the opening of Cakes by Gina, a small bakery with a passionate cake maker at the helm. Within two short years, the small business grew with employees, clients, and popularity. That growth continued until 2008 when her success outgrew her space. Gina expanded her location with a new kitchen and another world of possibilities.
More than a decade after opening her doors, Gina continues to be driven by her passions. She is hands-on with every consult, even as her team and business have grown over time. Her kitchen only delivers cakes that are freshly baked in-house upon ordering. The successful integration of her loves for baking and architecture has resulted in countless praise from her clients, peers, and the industry. Her unique perspective is the secret ingredient to building cakes that are equally pleasing to the palette as they are to the eye. Gina, along with the team she has assembled over time, is as committed to customer satisfaction and excellence as the day she opened her bakery.