Orquídea Artisan Bakery

Malberis Baldallo, is a versatile, detailed, so very sweet lady, she is the owner of Orquídea Artisan Bakery. Orquídea Artisan Bakery is in Eden Praire. She specializes in homemade goods with tropical and local flavors.

Malberis makes the prettiest and yummiest desserts we have tasted in a while. We got the pleasure to taste a cake that was an original Orquídea Artisan Bakery’s version of the classic Spanish nougat with caramel cake (Turron de nueces y dulce de leche) and we can personally say that this cake was not only beautiful on the outside with a very pretty texture but the inside was sweet and scrumptious. She also offers a Piña Colada cake that would be perfect for a for a 21st birthday celebration! We also tasted a passion fruit pie (Pastel de Maracuya) that makes you feel as if you were in a tropical island, having dessert spoon feed to you by a sexy Latin lover!

Lastly, for all my wellness warriors she also offers gluten free and low sugar options. Delivery is also an option for an additional charge. Orquídea Artisan Bakery will be a perfect addition to anyone’s celebration, if you are still looking for a thanksgiving dessert, or special anniversary do not hesitate to reach out to her.

Sweet Guilty Pleasure

Sweet Guilty Pleasure is a dessert shop run by Juan and Rosario Silva. A Chilean duo. They are in the uptown area of Minneapolis. They make an array of desserts specializing in Chilean cakes, pies, homemade caramel, alfajores, chilenitos – which are a Chilean specialty – and much more!

They make a Kuchen cake with berries that is to die for (Raspberry Kuchen). It is moist, and sweet yet not overwhelmingly sweet like most commercial cakes. Sweet Guilty Pleasure is a pastry shop that offers gourmet desserts.

Delivery is included to the Minneapolis area with a $35 dollar purchase or $5 additional for surrounding areas.

Bash’s Berries

Yvette Aguirre is a young Latina that is killing the entrepreneur game. Her dessert shop is based in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota with delivery available to the twin cities and surrounding areas.

She makes beautifully crafted desserts, mainly offering customizable premium chocolate covered strawberries. They have a variety of styles to choose from; you can get the cutest blue and white chocolate covered strawberries that include white roses called the Breakfast at Tiffany’s set, a Happy Birthday set, a Want to be my Girlfriend set. And if you are feeling a little naughty, she even offers an infused set of alcoholic strawberries. And if the alcohol infused strawberries have you feeling brave, she also offers a WAP (yes, we are referring to Cardi B’s song) strawberry set.

Delivery services available for $5.00 to St. Paul and $10 to Minneapolis and surrounding areas.

Dream Cakes

Anny Tellechea is a Venezuelan native, who is the owner and creator of Dreamcakes. She is local and works out of Minnetonka, Minnesota with delivery available to the Twin Cities and surrounding areas.

If you are looking for a delicious cake that can be customized to your liking then Dreamcakes is the pastry shop for you. They offer cakes, cupcakes, healthy cookies, cinnabon’s, and customized orders. Their specialties are Coconut Tres Leches, and Triple Chocolate Cheesecake. They offer beautiful designs that include edible prints. Also, their fruit tarts look delicious!

We got the pleasure to taste their tier chocolate cake and it was a DREAM. It had a fun and modern design with a classical favorite chocolate flavor.

The owners are quick to respond and available to customize your order to make the cake of your dreams!

Almita’s Bakery

Alma Salinas is the owner of Almita’s bakery located in Shakopee, MN where she is also known by her second title “The Cheesecake Queen”.

She started her pastry shop with one thing in mind, the Latina empowerment. “We stand with all the luchona Latinas who have started from the ground & built themselves up”.

She specializes in Cheesecakes, Choco Flans, Pineapple Upside Down Cake, and Mini Cheesecakes that look just like cupcakes (yum!). Alma’s currently offering Churro Cheesecakes as well as Pumpkin Carmel Cupcakes.

Prices are reasonable, delivery is an additional $5, and they are packaged beautifully.

Shop local and support Latino businesses!

The holidays are right around the corner and if you are looking to impress your in-laws, a hangry girlfriend/wife, or simply want to treat yourself make sure to reach out to these badass-talented bakers.

– Written by Wendy Zuñiga of Minnesota Latinos