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!
Kylie Stumpe · Married on 11/10/2018
About 2 years ago, I had Dawn’s cake at a 50th Anniversary party. It. Was. Phenomenal. Once I got engaged, I knew exactly who I wanted to make my cake! We had a 4 tiered cake and half a sheet cake with 3 different flavors/fillings covered in buttercream icing. You would not believe how many people commented on the cake. It was delicious and I cannot WAIT to eat our anniversary cake (which by the way she makes and boxes separate so you have one!)! I would HIGHLY recommend Dawn. She is beyond amazing!
Alaynah · Married on 11/03/2018
Dawn is fantastic to work with! She was very flexible with meeting with the two of us for our wedding cake tasting. Our cake was absolutely beautiful and we couldn’t have asked for anything better! The cake also tasted amazing! She made beautiful cupcakes for the reception as well and they tasted just as amazing as they looked. She personally delivered the cake, cupcakes and decorated the cake on site. We couldn’t have been happier and are so glad we chose Dawn to make our cake!
The husband says: absolutely fantastic, no need to say anything else.
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!!