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Eileen started baking at the age of 8 for family and friends, with things as simple as cookies and pizza and has never quit since then, progressing to a level which rivals most national bakeries, whipping up some of the most talked about and beautiful baked goods in the region! Baking professionally since 1995, she started How Sweet It Is Cakes out of her home in Portland. This turned out to be a smart move as the cake industry was just on an upswing. Once people found about her unique style, the orders started rolling in. By shear will power and a baptism by fire she managed to turn out cake after cake and within a few short weeks Eileen had created a bakery to be reckoned with!

Originally from Duluth; she moved back home in 2007 to marry her college sweetheart. Mrs. Eileen Brown quickly jumped back in the game and restarted her bakery up in a church basement Cloquet and quickly outgrew her location. The bakery has now found a home within the historical Medical Arts building in beautifully restored downtown Duluth.

Eileen and her staff make everything from scratch. This includes but is not limited to: breads, pies, cookies, French pastries, Italian desserts and of course… cakes. There is no limit to her imagination and she loves to create unique and wonderful desserts. She has now taken on the endeavor of opening a deli on site. The How Sweet It Is Deli Serves up breakfast and lunch five days a week. The deli provides specialty coffee, hearty soups and not to mention the largest sandwiches in Duluth built on top of her famous home made breads!!

Often referred to as The Cake Boss of Duluth, she caters over 400 weddings a year and is always striving to provide the best product, service and imaginative baked item in the market.

For ordering and additional information:

320 West Superior Street Duluth MN

Open Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00 or by appointment evenings and weekends.


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Anniversary Cake

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What services do your prices include?

Custom Cake Design
Set Up
Tastings - Private

What types of desserts do you provide?

Dessert Buffet
Groom's Cake

What services do you provide?

Custom Design
Tastings - Private

What cake items do you provide?

Cake Stands
Cake Toppers

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free

What special ingredients do you use?

Fresh Fruit

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Chelsea T. Married on 04/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Wedding Cakes!

This is the best cake ever!!! Lila made a gorgeous cake for our wedding that was exactly what we asked for. Neither my husband nor I are huge cake people usually, but this cake and cupcakes were the best we've ever had. We did almond, lavender, angel food, and chocolate cupcakes as well. We have had many guests reach out to us about how delicious they were. A few of my friends had warned me before the wedding that we would have lots of leftover cupcakes/cake, but we didn't have one single one. They were a huge hit and beautifully decorated with hints of the flavors as well.

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Shelby Married on 10/23/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful and Delicious

Lila was so amazing to work with for our wedding in October! The pumpkin cake we envisioned turned out perfect and the cupcakes looked adorable and were a huge hit. Our guests especially loved the S'mores and Caramel Apple cupcakes! We had guests with dietary needs and they loved the gluten free/vegan cupcakes. Lila was very responsive in all communications and was great at coming up with creative ideas to bring my vision to life. Plus everything tasted so amazing! Thank you for helping to make our day perfect, Lila! :)

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Amy Married on 12/22/2019
5 out of 5 rating
Eileen is heavenly and so are the cakes here! 11/10 would recommend. Eileen is straightforward and will work with you to provided everything you wish! This will be a lifelong devotion.
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I own A.T. Entertainment a Duluth run DJ/Photo Booth/Event Lighting company and have worked with hundreds of cake designers over the years. How Sweet It Is is always one of our favorites at events. Their cupcakes and cakes are second to none in the area.

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