Master Cake Designer and pastry chef, Caterina, grew up with a chef father and an artistic mother, so baking and cake design was in her genes! Having trained as both a chemist working in the lab for a couple years, and later studied at various schools in cake design and pastry arts, she combined her love of both visual and culinary arts to create artistic cakes, cookies and confectionary that are just as delicious as beautiful.
Only the finest ingredients are used in our creations from Belgian couverture chocolate, to premium butter, natural ingredients, and natural colours whenever possible. Thanks to her science background, Caterina has been successful in converting many classic desserts to vegan and/or gluten-free without compromising taste or texture.
CHARME & CHIQUE was the name of a quaint B&B in which Caterina and her daughter stayed in Rome a few years ago. Not too far from the Spanish Steps with charming owners, the name stuck with her. The initials are also those of Coco Chanel, her favorite haut-couture designer and the inspiration for the logo.
Now CHARME & CHIQUE Baking Co. represents her and her daughter as they both love food and fashion and create each masterpiece together.
We deliver across the GTA with a 1-2 day lead time for bakery cakes and cookies, and 1 week lead time for custom cakes. We understand how shipping affects most consumers' online purchases, so we have decided to set a flat rate fee of only $15-$20 for all orders so that there are no surprises when checking out! We have also partnered with local courier companies that ship directly to homes, offices or any venues. Our online payment system through Square and Paypal is also extremely secure so that our customers can feel safe about shopping online on our site.
We look forward to teaching classes again and will update our site when classes can resume.
Until then, have your desserts, and eat them too! Life is too short not too......
CHARME & CHIQUE Baking Co.