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The Last Bite

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I have relocated to the beautiful Coachella Valley where I will be making wedding cakes through May 2022 then I am off to Suncadia in Cle Elum, WA. I will be accepting wedding cake orders in Central Washington for the period of June 2022 through October 2022.

The Last Bite is a boutique bakery that specializes in European wedding cakes. Krissie knows that wedding cakes can get a bad rap prioritizing decor over flavor. That’s why we believe in wedding cakes that are both sophisticated works of art and exceptionally-delicious desserts, accompanied by exemplary service at every step. Specializing in European-style wedding cakes for 22 years, Krissie is passionate about bringing wedding dreams to life through custom-designed, handcrafted wedding cakes. Your wedding cake will be one of your final memories from this momentous celebration – shouldn’t it be unforgettable from the first look to the last bite?

The Cake:

  • Use only the highest quality ingredients that are organic, sustainable, and locally sourced whenever possible

  • Unlike traditional wedding cakes, ours are composed in the European-style with a dozen layers per tier - creating a remarkably moist and flavorful cake defined by its exceptional ingredients instead of sweetness alone

  • Gluten-free and other dietary restriction options available

Services Offered:


The Last Bite can make a variety of desserts for your wedding, including cakes, cookies, croquembouches, cupcakes, groom’s cakes, pastries, and even dessert buffets. They start each relationship with a consultation, to better understand your vision, as well as a tasting, to better understand your flavor preferences. They use high-quality organic, sustainably farmed, and locally sourced ingredients as much as possible, and have gluten-free, nut-free, and vegan options readily available for those with dietary restrictions. On the day of your wedding, they will deliver and set up your delectable dessert, along with a cake stand if necessary. After your wedding, they are happy to provide an anniversary cake to remind you of the joyous occasion.

Tiered cake pricing begins at $14 per person and sheet cakes begin at $10 per person

  • Small wedding special menu, choose from "Signature Flavor" options for ready-to-go cakes (bypass private tastings for these cakes).

  • Please note that we have a 40 serving minimum (leftovers keep beautifully with the high moisture content)

Signature Flavor Combinations:

  • THE CLASSIC. Vanilla genoise cake with almond syrup, raspberry jam, and vanilla bean Bavarian mousse (option to add lemon curd)

  • TALL, DARK, & DECADENT. * Rive gauche chocolate cake, chocolate decadence mousse, espresso mousse, and caramel mousse (or swap rive gauche for vanilla genoise with Frangelico syrup)

  • SLICE OF PARADISE. Vanilla genoise cake with rum syrup, mango mousse, passion fruit mousse, and guava mousse

  • ROMEO & JULIET. * Rive gauche chocolate cake, chocolate decadence mousse, blood orange mousse, and vanilla bean Bavarian mousse

  • LE SICILIEN. * Vanilla genoise cake with almond syrup, pistachio mousse, chocolate mousse, and vanilla bean Bavarian mousse (or swap vanilla genoise with almond syrup for rive gauche)

  • MIDSUMMER DREAM. Vanilla genoise cake with elderflower syrup, lemon curd, and strawberry mousse (option to add vanilla mousse and/or swap strawberry mousse for blackberry mousse)

  • NOT YOUR GRANNY’S CARROT CAKE. The Last Bite’s famous carrot cake. Impossibly light and fluffy with chunks of pineapple, walnuts, and coconut - all enveloped in layers of cream cheese mousse frosting.

Get to know Krissie....

Krissie is truly passionate about making cakes and bringing joy to people's special occasions. She began her love of baking as a child but went on to obtain a Nutrition Science degree from the University of Washington & a Pastry Arts degree from the Seattle Culinary Academy. Taking the advice of so many of her friends to start her own business in 2001 proved to be a success! Krissie continues to perfect her dream and the excitement definitely comes through in every one of her creations. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, cooking, yoga and loves her three cavalier pups. But mostly, she relishes her time with her husband and three adult children and four grand babies.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

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

$10

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

$12

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

Top Tier of the Cake

What is the starting price for cupcakes (per cupcake, without tax)?

$6

What services do your prices include?

Consultation
Custom Cake Design
Delivery
Set Up
Tastings - Open House
Tastings - Private

What types of desserts do you provide?

Cakes
Cookies
Croquembouche
Cupcakes
Dessert Buffet
Fruit
Groom's Cake
Pastries

What services do you provide?

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

What cake items do you provide?

Cake Stands
Cake Toppers

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Nut Free
Vegan

What special ingredients do you use?

Fresh Fruit
Local
Organic

Are you licensed by the state health department?

Yes

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    Susanna Y. Married on 05/08/2021
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    So delicious I could eat it every day

    I've been to more weddings than I can count. As a general rule cakes look beautiful but I never want to eat more than a bite or so because they tend to be plain or too sweet. We did our cake tasting long distance tasting because we live out of town. Krissie sent us a box full of various mix and matches for us to try along with a booklet of suggestions. Box was well packed. We ended up going with a sheet cake (tall dark and decadent) along with a 2 tier wedding cake (midsummer dream). The cake is very moist and the flavors aren't overly sweet.

    I barely got a taste of the cake because the jerks at my wedding STARTED PACKING SECONDS IN TAKE OUT CONTAINERS AND SNEAKING THEM OUT. I hope I get a chance to do it when we have our anniversary.

    The Last Bite's reply:

    Thank you Susanna for such a glowing review. It was such a pleasure working with you and Shengbo. I would love to make a cake for your anniversary! Hugs, Krissie
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    Samantha H. Married on 09/19/2020
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    Mini wedding cake

    Our wedding was cancelled and re scheduled 3 times. I was so thankful that Krissie was able to work with us and plan accordingly. She was in contact with us throughout the whole thing making sure we had everything that we needed. Do note that her wedding cakes are a little more spendy than other cakes, this is because they take so much more to make! It is so worth it and her carrot cake is out of this world! I would definitely recommend her.

    The Last Bite's reply:

    Thank you Samantha for your glowing review. It was the highlight of my summer to make the dreams come true of my 2020 brides. A whole lot of love goes into each and every cake I make, which makes it all worth it when I receive feedback as yours. Hugs, Krissie
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    Tiffany Married on 07/11/2020
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    Best tasting cake ever

    I loved that we can mix and match our own ingredients to create unique combinations, and Krissie made us three different flavored cakes for the wedding. Our guests raved about our cake, I personally hate normal wedding cake flavors like pink champagne or just chocolate. We will definitely get her cakes every anniversary or special occasions in the future!

    The Last Bite's reply:

    Thank you Tiffany for such a generous review! I love making my client’s wedding extra special with a scrumptious cake and look forward to making many more cakes for you and your husband in the future. All the best, Krissie

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner

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  • Margaret & Antonio
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Mijas, La Quinta, CA, 92253
253 640-8314
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Gold Leaf Lane, Cle Elum, WA, 98922

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