Honey Bee Pastries, LLC is a professional wedding cake bakery in the greater Washington, D.C. area. This home-based bakery is owned and operated by husband-and-wife team, Andrew and Jenya Policelli. This team loves creating beautiful cakes and pastries for a couple’s wedding day.
Combined, this duo has more than 30 years of experience in the baking industry. They graduated from pastry schools in Paris, France, and Almaty, Kazakhstan. The Policellis have baked in hotels, restaurants, and bakeries across the country. They’ve even taught pastry classes in Washington, D.C. Based out of Leesburg, Virginia, this team serves Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.
When crafting a wedding cake, Honey Bee Pastries,LLC uses fresh fruit and local ingredients for the dessert. They can create desserts that are nut-free and gluten-free for those with dietary restrictions. Couples will also find consultations, custom designs, and private tastings to ensure that the creation is the cake of their dreams. On the day of the wedding, this bakery provides delivery and setup services. In addition to cakes, other desserts created in their kitchen include:
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Alex · Married on 10/05/2019
Perfect Wedding Cake!
We didn’t do much shopping around for wedding cake bakers, because as soon as we found Honey Bee Pastries, we knew they were the one! Jenya is such a lovely person, and she made us feel so welcome in her home when we met her for a tasting. She offered us so many delicious options that we couldn’t decide which we liked best and ended up choosing two flavors. We also found the prices to be very reasonable.Sent on 10/21/2019
At the wedding we were so busy that didn’t even get to see our wedding cake until it came time to cut it, but when we finally did see it, we couldn’t believe how beautiful it was! And goodness, it was delicious too! They say a lot of people don’t end up eating the cake at weddings, but I caught a glimpse of our caterer bringing our extra slices because so many people were having some.
Bottom line, if we had to do it over, we would absolutely go with Honey Bee Pastries again. We can’t recommend them enough!
Danielle · Married on 09/28/2019
We had an excellent experience with Honeybee Pastries! Delicious cakes, great service, great vendors!
We found Jenya and Honeybee Pastries on WeddingWire and were blown away by their service. Jenya was very responsive and easy to work with. Our cake was delicious and beautifully done. Jenya even came to the venue to decorate the cake with fresh flowers. We chose to do both a vanilla cake with chocolate buttercream and a pumpkin spice with vanilla buttercream. Our guests loved it! We had a great experience and would definitely recommend!Sent on 10/13/2019
Noreen Benton · Married on 09/28/2019
Honey Bee Pastries is the BEST - They made our family wedding events even "sweeter!"
Our son was recently married in Alexandria, VA. We, his parents, were delighted -and celebrated by all - not only because of their marriage, but for the incredibly beautiful and delicious creations that Honeybee bakers, Jenya and Andrew, prepared for us - and all of our guests. Our relationship started with HONEY BEE PASTRIES about 6 months ago with my future daughter-in-law and son’s wedding shower at a winery (Barrel Oaks) in Virginia. They are both outdoor people - loving to hike and camp, and having spent lots of time/vacations at our National Parks. (Busy medical providers, this is how they best love to relax and restore!) I knew I wanted something special for them, so I found Jenya (Honey Bee) on line when I searched for the “best local bakers.” And, she and her husband, Andrew, proved they were - again and again.Sent on 10/21/2019
Our “kids” and everyone else could not stop raving about the wonderful cookies and cakepops - the best some of those “sweets’ connoisseurs” had ever eaten, they said. As well, I asked Jenya if she could create camping tents and hiking trail signs - with the colors of the bride’s wedding party - pale blue - and the date of the wedding and the names of our kids on them! She and her treats were AMAZING! The pale blue tents with the little feet sticking out and the names of the National Parks on them as well as the trail signs with the date of their wedding and their names were SUCH a HIT! We had them not only for the Shower, but the bride and groom-to-be requested them for the Rehearsal Dinner - and then they sweetly asked if I could call Jenya and Andrew to see if they could make their cookies as wedding favors, individually wrapped with pretty blue ribbons! So, for three different but related very special family gatherings, Jenya agreed, and again, all of our family and friends from all over the country were delighted! The theme of our kids’ outdoor wedding at River Farm was a National Park/Camping one - it was elegant and gorgeous with table setting and escort boards featuring artist-rendered National Parks’ photos turned into “paintings” with guest tables/names on them - and those cookies! A perfect match and treat!
I cannot begin to tell you how much we appreciated the meticulous care and lovely artistry of Jenya and Andrew! Plus, the goodies were SO delicious! My new daughter-in-law - a true Washingtonian - loves the Cherry Blossoms, so the cake pops had cherry blossoms on them and I also asked for some blue flowers as well. So perfect! HONEY BEE is absolutely the best for whatever sweet baked goods - cakes, cookies, cake pops - that you will dream up and picture at your event! Seriously - if you can imagine it, they will create it for you! Jenya, Andrew and Honey Bee are treasures and I hope they will always love what they do - because we will definitely have many more requests for them as our lives go on here in Virginia/DC!