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We are a full service bakery that makes everything from scratch! We also create custom cakes, wedding cakes, dessert tables and offer class instruction.

Q Meet Tonya

My first memories of cooking include a small copper skillet and an egg. I was the master of making a fried egg and cheese sandwich at 8 years old, and I haven’t stopped cooking since. My mother (Mamma Jean) always encouraged me to cook and, when it was time, passed on family recipes from baked macaroni and cheese and collard greens to old-fashioned pound cake. I began cooking for our family on a regular basis including holidays (Thanksgiving has always been my favorite). Looking back, our family embodied the phrase “Food is Love” without ever saying it. It was just the Southern way of life!

In 1996, I graduated with a B.S. in Accounting from George Mason University, married my high school sweetheart and began my accounting career with a Fortune 500 media company. Ten years later, I left corporate America and pursued my passion for cooking by launching my home-based pastry business and attending culinary school full-time. In June 2007 I graduated summa cum laude with an AAS in Pastry Arts from Stratford University. Over the past four years I have worked for various catering companies and local bakeries while growing my business. I am currently a year into my third calling - instructing! I became an adjunct Chef/Instructor professor at Stratford University and I thoroughly enjoy inspiring our future chefs.

I started Soul Cakes by Tanya by selling my family's pound cake recipe; I am now more likely to be asked to make a custom celebration cake, cupcakes or a fruit tart. Whatever the request, I thoroughly enjoy bridging my home-grown cooking skills with the finer techniques I learned in school. Baking and cooking from scratch is a way of life and it comes through in each product I create; you'll taste the difference.

Indulge yourself, feed your soul.


Q Our Services

that you have, from showers to parties to housewarmings to homecomings. Contact us if you are looking for something unique such as a dessert bar, edible party favors, custom cookies, or photo cakes.
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Custom Cakes & Cupcakes
Whatever the occasion, let us create a lasting memory. We will create the custom cake or cupcake display that you envision or we can design one for you.
• 6 inch cake (serves 8-12 people)
• 9 inch cake (serves 15-20 people)
• 10 inch cake (serves 25-30 people)
• 12 inch cake (serves 35-40 People)
• Fresh fruit fillings are $10 extra.
• Fondant is $10 extra.
• Delivery and set up fee for the DC Metro area is $50.

Indulge yourself, feed your soul.
Sweets from scratch.
Delivery available
Wedding Cakes
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Your wedding should be a lasting memory, from beginning to end, including the wedding cake. Let us be a part of that memory by creating a personalized wedding cake or groom's cake that tastes as good as it looks

• Elegant Wedding cakes covered with Italian meringue buttercream start at $5 per person.
• Wedding cakes with Fresh Fruit Fillings, Nuts or Meringues cost $0.50 extra per person.
• Wedding cakes with Fondant cost $0.50 extra per person.
• Decorations such as sugar flowers, piping, painting costs extra.
• Delivery and set up fee for the DC Metro area is $50.

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