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About Knodel's Bakery


Karl Knodel was a talented and artistic 14 year-old in 1884, when he was selected to attend a cake decorating school in Basel Switzerland.


After six years of study he graduated as a Master Baker and immigrated to America.

In 1901 Karl opened Knodel’s Bakery at 14th Street and Benton Ave. in St. Louis, Mo. He specialized in wedding cakes and special occasion cakes for his customers.

Karl retired in 1930 and the bakery was taken over by his son, Sydney, who opened a bakery on West Florissant Ave. in Jennings. He sold wedding cakes and special occasion cakes decorated by Julia Youngerman who had been trained by Karl as a wedding cake decorator.

Julia continued to decorate Knodel’s cakes for sixty years and passed on the training she had received to Marlene Inglish, Grand Daughter of Karl, who continued the family tradition of making beautiful wedding cakes for Brides of St. Louis.

Today, after 106 years, the tradition continues , and Cynthia Miskell, Great Grand Daughter of Karl, who was trained by Julia and Marlene, makes beautiful and special occasion cakes for the customers of Knodel’s Bakery.

The fifth generation of fine decorators of wedding cakes, Miss Sydney Winders, is now in training. She will undoubtedly some day become part of the Knodel tradition of fine cakes for Knodel’s customers.

Categories: Wedding Cake

Regions serviced: St. Louis

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the actual cake and the photo of the cake that i wanted were not the same, my cake looked thrown together quickly and very sloppy, although it tasted very good and was super moist i was not satisfied with how it looked. a lot of my guest didnt even eat any cake because they said it didnt look like it was good. i would recommend this vendor not for a wedding which should be perfect or close to perfect but for like maybe a kids party

Profile Picture barbara, 8/7/15, 5 Reviews
Category: Wedding Cake
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I had such a beautiful cake that my family brought to my bridal shower! I will highly recommend you to anyone! Thank you!

Profile Picture Lisa, 12/13/14, 4 Reviews
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always the best wedding cake in st. Louis (and we've tried a lot) exceptional value and service, family run, extraordinary flavors. everyone loved it... thanks for the personalized service

Profile Picture d, 7/13/13, 5 Reviews
Category: Wedding Cake

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6621 West Florissant, Saint Louis, MO 63136   See On Map
314-385-2000 (phone)
8:00AM – 6:00PM Monday 8:00AM – 6:00PM Tuesday 8:00AM – 6:00PM Wednesday 8:00AM – 6:00PM Thursday 8:00AM – 6:00PM Friday 8:00AM – 5:00PM Saturday CLOSED Sunday Please call in inclement weather, If Schools are closed we may be closed too!