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About

"We specialize in creating stylized cakes that strike a balance between tradition and innovation, simplicity and decadence. Our goal is to exceed your expectations by challenging the ordinary, creating a memorable finish to your special day.
Each cake is custom designed to reflect your personal taste and style... embellished with accents of individuality, making it uniquely yours...
Although we have tried to provide as much information as possible on our website, ordering a cake is still a very personalized process. Feel free to contact us with any questions...
831.345.9838"

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About the Designers:


Marina Sousa
Designer, Owner

"After successful careers in visual merchandising and the entertainment industry, a twist of fate brought Marina to the doorstep of an upscale cake design studio in Beverly Hills. There she discovered her passion and unique talent for designing cakes. She had the rare opportunity to hone her skills while working with world-class event designers and celebrity clientele. Knowing ultimately she wanted to go out on her own, Marina enrolled at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley. She holds a degree in Baking & Pastry Arts, graduating top of her class, the recipient of CIA’s Baking Achievement Award. After graduating Marina decided to leave Los Angeles, where she had spent the past ten years and return home, to the Central Coast.

Just Cake was launched in January of 2003 and Marina quickly earned recognition for her impeccable style and unmatched quality of her cakes resulting in what many have described as the ultimate “cake experience”.

Marina’s work has been featured in several magazines… including InStyle, Bride, Modern Bride, Weddings of Distinction, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style and People.

Additionally, Marina can be seen on the Food Network where she has impressively clinched first place multiple times on Food Networks “Challenge” series. She has also served as a judge for the series. The Food Network has also featured her work on several specials… she was chosen to create the wedding cake for the winners of “Food Network Caters your Las Vegas Wedding” as well as create a showpiece cake for the first ever “Food Network Awards”. However, Marina’s favorite appearance was “Fantasy Weddings” where she had the honor of making the wedding cake for her friends, Keegan Gerhard & Lisa Baily.

Marina brings a unique perspective to the art of designing cakes. Her background in theatre and fashion allow her to envision designs through an uncommon lens. Experimenting with structure and defying gravity are equally as intriguing to her as replicating intricate lace. Sugar art has proven to be the perfect medium for exploring all facets of the arts – for Marina, the ideal merging of artistry and passion. "

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Dawn Nemec
Decorator

"Although she spent her early years completing a degree in English and pursuing a dream of being a writer, she spent her summers making muffins and icing cakes in a variety of bakeries. Gradually Dawn's enthusiasm for baking overcame her desire to write, and soon she decided to devote herself to the world of pastry. After 3 years spent in Italy, she baked in restaurants and bakeries in New Orleans before working under top pastry chefs in San Francisco.

Dawn began her focus on wedding and specialty cakes in 1999 when she moved to the Monterey Bay area. Dawn made a name for herself as a designer working for The Buttery Bakery and began working for Just Cake in 2007.

Marina and Dawn's first project together was the Food Network’s Award Cakes Challenge, in which Dawn assisted Marina. Shortly thereafter they reversed roles with Marina assisting Dawn in the Food Network’s Haunted Gingerbread Challenge- both competitions resulting in the grand prize of $10,000 and gold medals for the duo.

Dawn specializes in lifelike gumpaste accessories for cakes. Dawn’s favorite creations involve fashioning an edible environment on a cake and then populating it with sugar creatures that look so alive they just might step off the cake at any moment! Essentially self-taught, she brings a lifetime of artistic pursuits and study to her task at creating wedding cakes that are entirely unique."


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Why Just Cake?

I just so happened to stumble across Just Cake while browsing for more information on Caked. The design of their website is very unique and well put together so I assumed that their cakes would look great as well. They do, really. Marina Sousa bakes exquisite cakes without a doubt. Her decorator, Dawn Nemec, is also very talented. I have not yet seen Just Cake on TV yet but I did find out that they starred on the Last Cake Standing. If you're interested, continue scrolling down to "Media" to watch a YouTube clip of it.

Flavours and Fillings

CHOCLATE
Mint Cookies & Cream
with Chocolate Ganache
MARBLE
Mocha Chocolate Chip Cream with Expresso Ganache
RED VELVET
Toasted Pecans & Cream Cheese Buttercream
MEYER LEMON
Fresh Lemon Mousse, Lemon Curd & Olallieberries
CHOCOLATE AGAIN
Chocolate Chip Truffle Mousse, Chocolate Ganache, & Raspberries
ALMOND
Marzipan Cream & Apricots
BUTTER VANILLA
White Chocolate Bavarian Cream & Raspberries
WALNUT SPICE
Caramel, Spiced Apples, & Cream Cheese Mousse
DARK CHOCOLATE
Peanut Butter Mousse & Chocolate Chip Ganache
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Pricing

Prices begin at $6 per serving and vary depending on the complexity of the cake and how much work was put into it. The final price of the cake is calculated by multiplying the price per serving by the number of servings.
Orders worth at least $600 are accepted only.
Reservations are first come first serve with a 50% non-refundable deposit.

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Contact Information

Phone #: 831-345-9838

Email: inquiries@justcake.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/justcakemarinasousa?ref=ts

To be apart of Just Cake's mailing list: mailinglist@justcake.com

Address:
712 Capitola Avenue
Capitola, California 95010

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Media

Marina Sousa was a contestant on the Last Cake Standing, a show featured on the food network.
Here is a YouTube clip of what Last Cake Standing is all about. You will see Marina Sousa in the first few seconds of the video:



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Here is another clip of Marina:



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