Cakes by Crystal was created in the summer of 2010 as a lifelong hobby of cake decorating gradually turned into a family business. We are a fully licensed home-based cake business located in the heart of Chesapeake in Great Bridge where I reside with my husband Randy and our two beautiful children.
I graduated from Greenbrier Christian Academy and then Tidewater Community College with a degree in radiology. After my second child was born, I chose to stay at home and started a career in medical transcription. In my spare time, I continued with the hobby I had been taught by my grandmother – cake decoration. I had always made cakes for family, friends, and my own children’s parties. In the summer of 2010 my grandparents celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary and I volunteered to make their cake. It was my first ever wedding cake and really my first ever tiered cake. I took a few classes leading up to the event to just build on the skills I had obtained from my grandmother growing up. It turned out just beautifully!! Based on that initial success and with much encouragement from my family and friends, this little business venture began.*
I enjoy being able to take part in so many important moments in people’s lives. Thank you for letting me be the one to celebrate these events with you! I truly feel privileged to be chosen to create something special for such momentous and memorable moments. Thank you!
* We are fully licensed with the City of Chesapeake and the Virginia Department of Agriculture.