Dawn's Couture Cakes is a small, in-home bakery located in Ottumwa, Iowa. Specializing in wedding cakes and other dessert needs, Chef Dawn creates custom-desserts from scratch. She bakes cakes that mirror the couple’s style, personalities, and unique tastes, made using the freshest ingredients.
From a start washing dishes, serving tables, and working as a sous chef in Green Fountain Inn, Dawn Kappelman became a professional pastry chef when she graduated from Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, Wisconsin. She received two associate degrees in hotel restaurant management and the culinary arts, with a baking certificate.
As a full-service bakery, Dawn's Couture Cakes offers consultations, custom designs, private tastings, delivery, and set up. Dawn offers a variety of dessert options including:
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Valerie · Married on 09/19/2015
From our first email exchange, I could tell Dawn is a true professional who cares about her business and her art. Dawn was so helpful throughout our planning process--she scheduled a professional cake tasting at her home for us where we were able to try four different flavor and filling combinations from the multitudes she offers. We decided on a four-tiered cake constructed with pumpkin with white chocolate mousse, a classic vanilla with strawberry buttercream, and a red velvet with cream cheese. Even after we had talked over designs, Dawn still thought about our wedding cake and how to make it even better--she followed up with a design option that we loved even more than our original design. The cake looked absolutely amazing, was delivered promptly and securely, and, most importantly, was the best tasting cake we had ever eaten! It's one thing to have your cake look like an entry on a celebrity chef reality show (which it did!), it's another thing entirely to have it taste as good as it looks. We received so many compliments and had very few leftovers to pack with us the next day! Thanks so much for your professionalism, your care for quality, and your artistry, Dawn!Sent on 10/01/2015
Julie Crooks · Married on 07/06/2019
Over the Moon
Dawn is a very amazing and talented lady, our cake was absolutely perfect! Guest went on and on about how delicious the cake and cupcake were. I couldnt decide exactly how I wanted flowers so trusted Dawn to just do whatever and WOW it was breathtaking. 1000% would recommend her.Sent on 07/08/2019
Kelsey Sparks · Married on 06/15/2019
Dawn is amazing!
We loved working with Dawn for our wedding day. She is extremely thoughtful and professional throughout the entire process. Dawn gave us the most amazing cake tasting, which helped us decide on our cake and cupcake flavors. We absolutely loved our cake and cupcakes. Every single detail was perfect. All of our guests still talk about the cake and cupcakes and we cannot wait for our anniversary to have another taste of the cake! I cannot wait for another occasion to work with Dawn again.Sent on 07/03/2019
Dawn is a true professional and her cakes and cupcakes are absolutely mouth-watering! I find that it is sometimes hard to have a really gorgeous cake that tastes just as amazing as it looks, but Dawn gets it done every time!
Beyond tasty! Her cakes are unforgettable! True artistry at its best!
Dawn's cakes are creative, gorgeous, and made from scratch. Call Dawn for a FABULOUS cake and a wonderful experience!!