With wedding season now in full swing, local bakeries are sure to be busy creating custom wedding cakes for brides (and grooms) of all tastes. While many specialize in creating the typical three-tiered confections in specific wedding colors, one local bakery is known for its atypical “cakes,” which are growing in popularity.
Nicola’s Donuts (which recently celebrated its newly opened location in The Yogurt Spot at 15006 North Dale Mabry Highway) specializes in creating donuts and cupcakes for all occasions. But, in recent years, fans of the well-known local bakery’s highly-sought-after treats have approached owners Rachel Waatti and Michele Kaw, who assumed ownership of the bakeries in 2011, to create “donut cakes” for their Big Day.
“For the past few years, cupcakes have been growing in popularity among brides and grooms looking to offer guests more options or just do something different at their wedding,” said Kaw. “What surprised us was the growing number of inquiries about our donuts for weddings. They often come from our loyal customers who have fallen in love with a traditional flavor or weekly special or have something new in mind.”
Now in its 30th year of business, Nicola’s has already filled two orders for wedding donut cakes this season. Orders range from an assortment of sweet options to one with donuts created with a specific motif in mind (blue and purple).
“As long as we receive the order at least a few weeks in advance, we are able to complete wedding orders of just about any size,” added Kaw. “We are also able to customize colors and décor, as well as create a new flavor to meet our customer’s requests.”
One of Nicola’s stores moved in early March from its previous location at 14390 North Dale Mabry Highway. The new partnership with Yogurt Spot will allow the popular yogurt shop to serve all of Nicola’s menu items at the Dale Mabry location. New hours will be 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Sunday – Thursday) and 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Friday – Saturday).
Nicola’s Busch location at 902 West Busch Boulevard will not interrupt service or change hours.