About Us

The History of Cakes Plus

Cakes Plus Tampa was founded in 1992 by Nina Torres. As a Puerto Rican native, she brings more than thirty-five years of cake decorating experience to her store and to her customers. Her former career in diet and nutrition as well as her position as an Educational Supervisor for a federal school program have prepared her well for the demands of owning her own business. Her vision behind Cakes Plus was to provide quality, custom cakes for her customers, and she, along with her son Mario Torres, have continued this legacy for over 30 years! 

While there are plenty of good bakeries around, no one truly offers the artisan, quality product created by our Cakes Plus team while also embracing the importance of family and legacy.

Both Nina and Mario have decades of cake decorating experience, and Mario has been featured on Food Network multiple times over the years.

As a family-owned business, we are a 30 year South Tampa tradition with a must-try, award winning pound cake recipe known as Nina’s Specialty Pound Cake. Not only do we have our own homemade cake recipes, we even produce our own fondant, icings, fillings, and more in house, which is not something many other bakeries can boast!

“I Mustache Coffee” Cafe

In addition to creating custom cakes, we brew delicious coffee in house. Whenever you stop by, feel free to try out our famous pound cake and grab a coffee at our new addition, the “I Mustache Coffee” cafe!

How We Work

Step 1 - Customer Inquiry

All custom orders begin a questionnaire form. This form requires contact info, event info including date and time, as well as the cake details to be filled out. Please note, all custom cake orders MUST have a two-week notice or longer. We will also request any images or inspiration for your cake be sent along with your form.

Step 2 - In Person Meeting and Estimate

Once we receive your form submission, we will contact you to confirm the details and set up an in person meeting. We strongly prefer meeting in person to avoid any confusion via email or phone call. After all the details are gathered from the form and meeting, we will send an estimate via email along with a payment link so you can send a 50% deposit for the cake. Once payment is received, we will send a confirmation email and start the cake creation process.

Step 3 - Production

During this step, our team will inform you if you need to bring in any supplementary items for the cake such as specific decorations, etc. As noted, our minimum production time is two weeks, but we may be able to produce a cake on a faster timeline with rush fees involved. Don’t hesitate to contact us if this is the case!

Step 4 - Delivery/Pick-Up

Now that your beautiful, delicious event cake is done, it is ready for delivery! Mario will contact you when the cake is ready and deliver it to your special event on time. Typically, we perform deliveries on 3-tier cakes or more, but if you have a single or 2-tier cake, we can deliver it with additional fees. You also have the option of picking up your cake, but we strongly advise using a vehicle with a large flat floor like a van or enclosed truck. Check out our delivery page for more details.

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