Sweet Memories Bakery is an upscale, dessert boutique specializing in custom cakes, decadent cupcakes, whimsical cookies, yummy desserts along with a tempting array of artisan gift confections. The bakery is located in beautiful Apex, NC (about 15 minutes from Raleigh and 25 minutes from Durham.)
Sweet Memories Bakery prides their success on exceptional quality and craftsmanship, no matter the size or complexity of an event. Our amazing desserts are made in-house and always from the highest quality ingredients. Sweet Memories Bakery uses fresh eggs, sweet butter, heavy cream, European chocolates and fresh fruits. As an award-winning and nationally recognized bakery, our Chef’s unique cake designs have been featured on Food Network and the Food Network Challenge “Giant Wedding Cakes”. Our cakes are also featured in a variety of other prominent publications, television shows, films and commercials. Since 1998, we have created masterpieces in cake for over 100,000 events! Visit our Press Page to learn more about our many featured articles and accolades.
We now offer more than just sweets for your event. Our sister company, Crave Event Caterers is our boutique catering division that provides delicious food with unique presentations. Crave caters to private parties, weddings, corporate events, corporate lunches and more.
Click Here to learn more about our full-service catering and let us take care of all the details that include helping find the perfect venue, design and decor management, floral design, menu design and so much more. Our goal is to make your event planning go as smoothly as possible by being your one-stop.
Donna Ford is the Executive Chef/ CEO of Sweet Memories Bakery and Crave Event Caterers. She began designing cakes as a small child when her mother accidentally left cake-decorating supplies from a class on the kitchen table. As she experimented, Donna discovered her passion and unique talent for cake artistry. After relocation to North Carolina, Donna decided to follow her passion designing and creating extraordinary sculptural cake masterpieces.
Donna has worked with world class event planners and chefs. She was honored to design events for celebrity entertainers and clientele. Her unique cake designs have been featured in a variety of prominent publications, televisions shows, films and commercials.
Donna is active in the event community and has served on the Board of Directors for the Triangle Chapter of the National Association of Catering Executives (NACE). She is a member of the International Cake Exploration Society (ICES) and the Apex and Raleigh Chamber of Commerce.
Recently, Donna had the honor of being selected to share her knowledge and expertise while conducting main stage seminars and co-producing the award winning events “Anthology” and A Night at the Marquee” for the National 2010 and 2011 CaterSource Conference in Las Vegas. Additionally, Donna and her pastry team have been featured on Food Networks Challenge “Giant Wedding Cakes” and were Speakers at the National Association of Catering Executive Experience 2010 in Austin, TX.
Some of Donna’s past clients include:
Bill and Hillary Clinton, Princess Diana, Hulk Hogan, Coach K, Shaquille O’Neil, Governor Bev Perdue, Events Planner David Tutera, Event Planner Preston Bailey and thousands of happy brides!