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Teachers Day 2022

Teachers Day 2022

 *LadyCakes Bakery Teachers Specials!

Mini Cupcakes, 1/2 Vanilla and 1/2 Chocolate – 24 for $24 

Custom Sugar Cookies: Variety of Designs Including: Apples, Paper Design and Pencil – $2.49 each

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Easter 2022

Easter 2022

 *LadyCakes Bakery Easter Specials!

6 inch Bunny Butt Cake: Your choice of Vanilla or Chocolate Cake, Vanilla Buttercream, Feeds 6-8 people – $45.00

Custom Cookies: Variety of Designs Including: Eggs, Bunnies, Flowers and Messages – $28.99 per dozen; $2.49 each

Mini Cupcakes (1/2 Ducks and 1/2 Bunny Butts, 1/2 Vanilla and 1/2 Chocolate – 24 for $20 *No changes

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St Paddys Day

St Paddys Day

St Paddy’s Day 2022 Special Menu!

Mini Cupcakes (1/2 Vanilla, 1/2 Chocolate; 1/2 Leprechans, 1/2 Festive Sprinkles) – 24 for $20

6 inch Leprechan Hat (Feeds 6-8 people; Vanilla Cake Colored Green) – $29.99

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Wedding Cakes

Wedding Cakes

Contact LadyCakes Bakery today to begin to talk about YOUR wedding cake.  We would love to create a custom wedding cake that matches your design, colors and overall vibe!  No choosing from pre-set designs here!  We custom create each and everyone of our cakes for EACH couple that comes to us!  Want to talk cake?  Send us the following information and we can provide additional information about pricing and details!

Please allow 24 – 48 hours for a response!  Can’t wait to TALK CAKE!

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Sweet Relationships

Sweet Relationships

LadyCakes in Cape Coral has sweet relationships with the local community

Randy Kambic – Published in the News-Press

From popular cartoon characters to beloved sports teams and hobbies, Bess Charles and her staff at LadyCakes Bakery have creatively customized countless cakes for birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, baby showers and many more special occasions. Scroll through her online gallery and you’ll find a dizzying array of wedding cakes in all sizes and designs. 

Along with cookies and pies, the bakery offers more than 25 cupcake flavors that change daily or weekly with names like Country Girl, Doozie and Queen Anne’s Lace.

So when it comes to Valentine’s Day, it’s no surprise Charles is offering such love-themed treats as red velvet whoopie pies, decorated sugar cookies and heart-shaped death by chocolate and rose-topped cakes.


Charles has been operating LadyCakes for eight years. She founded and co-owns the Cape Coral store with her husband Jeff. And as busy as she is, Charles continues to find the time to put down her cooking utensils to serve delicious life lessons by mentoring the next generation of successful women and supporting local causes.

Last July, the pandemic forced a cancellation of a scheduled speech and meeting with members of the PACE Center for Girls to help motivate and inspire them — one of many nonprofit organizations that Charles has also donated fresh-made treats to.

“I was so disappointed,” she said, adding that both parties hope to reschedule it soon.

Charles wrote her first book, “The Adventures of LadyCakes: Kindness is Sweet,” in November 2019, but its distribution was stalled with the onset of the pandemic. The richly illustrated work — the first in a series that encourages and empowers young girls — is now available at area retailers where books are sold and on Amazon.

Charles also serves on the board of the nonprofit Better Together organization that finds advocates to keep families intact and improve foster care by reducing child abuse and neglect.

Some of the many other nonprofits she has donated cakes to include Cape Coral Animal Shelter, Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife, Icing Smiles, the Mighty Mikey Foundation and the Wounded Warrior Project.

Her passion for helping the community reached new heights with the recent Caring Through Cakes program that benefited the Cape Coral Caring Center. In December, customers were invited to drop off non-perishable cake ingredients at her store and participate in a sweepstakes prize giveaway. Collected materials – including 161 cake mix boxes, 112 icing cans, 31 bottles of oil “and tons of sprinkles and disposable pans!” – were donated to the nonprofit on Dec. 23 and a lucky participant won a dozen free cupcakes in a Facebook live event.


“The response was fantastic,” said Charles. The program “helped those who didn’t have funds to make their own holiday cakes.”

She loves to mix work — which encompasses three times the space compared to when she started her bakery — with supporting the community. She’ll be a featured speaker at the SWFL Goodwill Industries Micro-Enterprise program graduation ceremony on March 17.

“I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the community helping me get to where I am now, so I feel it’s my duty to give back.”

2022 Valentines Day

2022 Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day 2022 Special Menu!

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies – $1.59 each

Mini Cupcakes (1/2 Vanilla, 1/2 Chocolate; 1/2 Buttercream Roses, 1/2 with Sprinkles) – 24 for $20 

 6 inch Heart Shaped, Death by Chocolate Cake (Feeds 6-8 people; Vanilla or Red Velvet with Buttercream) – $21.99 

6 inch Rosette Covered Heart Cake (Feeds 6-8 people) – $19.99

Custom Valentine’s Day Cookies! Hearts, Lips, Double Hearts, Heart with Arrow – $2.49 each or $28.99 p/dozen

Custom Valentine’s Day Cookie Boxes (4 per box) – $9.99




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Christmas Menu Specials 2021

Christmas Menu Specials 2021

Need a little help with Spreading the Cheer this year??  Try some Christmas Cookies by LadyCakes!

Christmas 2021 Menu 1

Homemade cookies are great to pass to neighbors, co-workers, teachers, friends and of course family!  Grab a dozen or 20 dozen NOW!

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Feeling Full of Christmas Spirit?

Join in and help us raise donations for Cape Coral Caring Center. We are collecting donations through Dec 23rd for families in need! We are collecting the following non-perishable items to help families celebrate in ways we take for granted!

Items to Donate:

  • Boxed Cake Mixes
  • Birthday Candles
  • Oil
  • Canned Icing
  • Sprinkles
  • Contact us with questions!
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Cape Coral bakery serves up election-themed treats

Cape Coral bakery serves up election-themed treats

There’s more than politics on the menu at one Southwest Florida business, where they’re dishing up delicious cakes and cupcakes with patriotic themes.

This Election Day means a lot to Bess Charles, whose passion this election season drove her to the polls for the first time.

“I had never felt as passionate as I do this year to go out and vote. So I voted,” she said.

Charles, who owns Lady Cakes Bakery in Cape Coral, then used that same passion by creating patriotic treats on Tuesday.

“It’s a divided bakery. We have people who support each candidate here at the bakery. So we didn’t want to make that known but you’ll see the red, blue, and white, which supports both.”

Charles’ main message to her customers is to get out and vote.

“If you’re going to sit and have an opinion and vocalize your opinion, then you need to vote. You need to teach your children to vote. Teach your children to have an opinion. Teach your children to vocalize their opinion.”

And when you’re done, treat yourself to something sweet. Charles said she thinks a lot of people will be glad when this election is over.

She said her goal was to bring red and blue together, which is why there aren’t any Trump- or Biden-specific treats in her bakery.

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LadyCakes shows spooktacular treats for kids at home

LadyCakes shows spooktacular treats for kids at home

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — This year’s spookiest holiday might look a bit different due to the CDC’s encouragement to keep trick-or-treaters indoors during the pandemic.

For parents looking to plan a safer celebration for kids, LadyCakes in Cape Coral recommends baking festive treats from home.

In this morning’s segments, owner Bess Charles shows a few ways families can decorate spooktacular cookies and cupcakes.

She says they will also carry their own Halloween-inspired treats at the bakery soon.

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Consensus on masks for protection against COVID-19 remains up in the air

Consensus on masks for protection against COVID-19 remains up in the air

Despite the rising number of coronavirus cases across Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis remains firm masks in the sunshine state are optional. This comes as more evidence suggests wearing masks could help slow the spread. And local businesses are stuck in the middle of these changing and conflicting reports.

Monday, we heard from a former FDA leader, who says mask implementation, whether enforced or not, will be one of the best ways to ensure the country does not shut down the way it did originally.

And we spoke to a small business in Southwest Florida about how it continues to roll with the guidelines and do everything possible to keep its doors open and customers and staff safe.

Bess “LadyCakes” Charles is the co-owner of LadyCakes Bakery in Cape Coral. She says the unknowns surrounding COVID-19 and how it will affect her business continue to be on the forefront of daily life.

“There is no day-to-day monotony, Charles said. “I like to kind of keep things new and interesting and every day, and the bakery is just that.”

Charles says one of her favorite things about baking is the opportunity for things to change. But since the pandemic began, her business has needed to do a lot of that.

“We’ve lost a lot of business because, obviously, your business is structured around events. You can’t have big birthday parties and big weddings right now,” Charles said. “We’re trying to implement and change, be a chameleon. So to say, in order to still make the profits to keep our business going.”

Charles is focused on keeping the bakery open, her staff safe and her customers comfortable. She and rest of the staff at LadyCakes wear masks at the bakery.

“We’re not asking for people to wear a mask when they come in,” Charles said. “But, when they walk through the door and they see us wearing masks, I feel like that will make customers more comfortable, knowing that we’re taking precautions for them.”

But the debate around masks remains divided. DeSantis continues to publicly say it’s your choice. And the current CDC guidance has it going both ways, recommending that you wear a mask when you leave the house, then recommending people wear a mask if they cannot properly social distance.

Still, others such as Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former FDA commissioner, says masks are one of the best ways to keep society from shutting down again.

“We’re not going to want to shut down businesses again,” Gottlieb said. “We’re not going to want to shut down the economy. So there’s not many tools we can reach for. We can go toward universal masking, something that’s been controversial in some of these states. But there’s not much, much else you can do.”

The CDC is expected to update its policy on masks soon. Its scientists have been looking into whether masks can actually protect people from contracting COVID-19 and not just prevent them from spreading it.

For Charles, the back and forth can be a lot. But she says it’s worth it.

“It’s difficult to come up with all the changes that are happening,” Charles said. “The bottom line here is I want to make sure that my employees are safe, that my husband and I are safe, that my clients are safe. And, if there’s a rule that we need to follow, we’ll hear about it, and we’ll follow it.”

About LadyCakes Bakery

LadyCakes is Cape SW Florida’s #1 Bakery for custom cakes for any event.  Stop in and grab some Cupcakes or a Cake To Go.
We look forward to helping you create a cake that will wow your guests at your next event.

Bess & Jeff Charles

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