MEET JULIE LOPEZ
Julie Michelle Cakes was born in 2013 on a prayer and a single dollar. Julie began printing business cards, and dreamed about the day she would have clients to create wedding cakes for. Julie and Jaime worked tirelessly to grow their baby business by selling one single cake at a time. The first years were full of extreme hardship, blood, sweat and tears. It was through drive, passion and perseverance that Julie Michelle Cakes began to greatly succeed.
Julie now co-owns Julie Michelle Cakes with her husband Jamie, who she met while working as line cooks side by side at Carnivale in Chicago. Julie was attending the Illinois Institute of Art in the culinary program but her childhood love of pastries led her to return to school.
Julie received the L’art du Gâteux certificate from The French Pastry School in Chicago, where she learned to master the techniques needed to portray her inspirations from en vogue fashion and opulent architecture on her cake creations. Julie worked with top bakeries and cake design studios in the city before deciding she wanted the creative freedom to express her designer vision, to execute her level of perfection, and to deliver the glamour of Julie Michelle Cakes.
WHAT HER CLIENTS SAY
"We went in for a tasting and completely fell in love!! My now-husband is not huge with sweets, so it was hard to convince him or get him excited about the cake. When we went in for the tasting, we were both blown away!"
"Julie was wonderful to work with throughout the entire process, from the "dream" to the tasting ((second best day ever)) to the end results on our wedding day. We did a vanilla cake with sprinkles & boysenberry buttercream - honestly do die for. Our guests raved about how good it was!!"
"I absolutely loved working with Julie Michelle Cakes for our wedding! Not only is her work stunning, it’s also just as delicious as it is beautiful. The entire planning process was seamless. She was able to fully understand our vision for our wedding cake and made that dream come true."