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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鈥檚 style, personalities, and unique tastes, made using the freshest ingredients.

Experience
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.

Products Offered
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:

  • Cakes
  • Cupcakes
  • Dessert buffet
  • Groom's cake
  • Woman-owned
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for wedding cakes with buttercream frosting (per slice, without tax)?

$3

What is the starting price for fondant wedding cakes (per slice, without tax)?

$3

Which of the following are included in the cost of the cake?

Cake Stands

What types of desserts do you provide?

Cupcakes
Dessert Buffet
Groom's Cake

What services do you provide?

Consultations
Custom Design
Delivery
Setup
Tastings - Open House
Tastings - Private

What cake items do you provide?

Cake Stands

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free

Are you licensed by the state health department?

Yes
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Anjelica V. Married on 10/28/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazingly talented

Dawn is AMAZING! She was super easy to work with and very accommodating. I had a red velvet geode cake (which everyone ate, not one piece left!) and my husband had a vanilla point cake with raspberry filling. We also had yummy s'more cupcakes.
I made the mistake of forgetting to update Dawn on the location AND date of the wedding. I also didn鈥檛 notice this until the week of the wedding!! Dawn was still able to make the cakes and deliver them for us! She is that awesome!! I found my forever person for any future occasions and I am recommending her to everyone! Thanks again so much Dawn! You helped make our special day so perfect!!
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Anjelica V. Married on 10/28/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazingly talented

Dawn did an AMAZING job on our cakes and cupcakes! We had a bride and grooms cake. Mine was a red velvet geode cake (which everyone ate, not one piece was left) and my husband鈥檚 was a vanilla pound cake with raspberry filling! We also had some tasty s鈥檓ores cupcakes. I made the mistake of giving Dawn the wrong address AND date for our wedding and didn鈥檛 realize until the week of the wedding!!! She was still able to deliver! She is super accommodating and easy to work with. I found our forever person for any upcoming occasions!
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Bailey Married on 10/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The absolute best!

We had Dawn do our desserts for our wedding and everything was absolutely delicious! We had a cake for us then cupcakes and cheesecakes for the guests to pick from. Dawn has many many flavors to choose from and it鈥檚 so hard to pick because everything she makes is delicious! I鈥檒l highly recommend her to anyone!
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3 Endorsements
Whippoorwill Acres Whippoorwill Acres Barn & Farm Weddings

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!

Brett Leemkuil Design Brett Leemkuil Design Wedding Florists

Beyond tasty! Her cakes are unforgettable! True artistry at its best!

FlourGirl Patissier FlourGirl Patissier Wedding Cakes

Dawn's cakes are creative, gorgeous, and made from scratch. Call Dawn for a FABULOUS cake and a wonderful experience!!

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