Antonin Carême, French celebrity chef and founder of Haute Cuisine

INVESTMENT

Everybody agrees that the cake tasting is the best part of the wedding planning process! La Joconde will treat you to a delightful variety of delicious cake samples while we discuss your custom cake design in a relaxed atmosphere at our studio bakery in NW Portland. To help you visualize your dream cake, we create a colored hand-drawn sketch incorporating your ideas and symbolizing your relationship. We will coordinate and work with your wedding planner, caterer and florist to ensure a professional and stress-free experience.

Cake Pricing

Cake Tasting fee $25 (Applied to your order upon booking)

Buttercream from $6 per serving
Joconde from $8 per serving
Fondant from $8 per serving

Prices may vary depending on design

 

 

Delivery and Set-up Fee
Portland metro $50
Hood River/Gorge $125
Wine Country $100 – $150

FLAVORS

La Joconde’s gourmet cakes are handcrafted from scratch at our studio bakery, using the finest natural ingredients, including Oregon hazelnuts, Pinot Noir and Chocolate Stout, locally roasted coffee and fresh seasonal fruit from local producers. We also use Swiss buttercream, a fluffy melt-in-your-mouth frosting made from creamy European- style butter and meringue for our delicious fillings and icings.

WHITE CAKE

Lemon Raspberry

Violet Cassis

Lavender Pear

Honey Whisky

Tiramisu

CHOCOLATE CAKE

Chocolate Pinot Noir

Salted Caramel Hazelnut

Brown Sugar Bourbon

Red Velvet Cream Cheese

Chocolate Stout Cake

BEHIND THE BAKING

La Joconde Cakes is a couture cake design studio located in Portland, Oregon, specializing in gorgeous handcrafted cakes for all occasions. As an architect-turned-pastry chef, Jutta Bach’s passion is to design and produce exquisite cakes that taste delicious and leave sweet memories long after they are consumed.

 

Jutta started La Joconde Cakes in 2006, naming her cake design studio after one of her favorite French desserts – Joconde: a decorative, artistic, French sponge cake that can be imprinted with colorful designs and patterns during the baking process. “La Joconde” is also the French name for Da Vinci’s famous painting, The Mona Lisa.

 

Jutta began her career as a professional architect, but eventually decided to pursue her love and passion for food and attended the Le Cordon Bleu Pâtisserie and Baking Program at Western Culinary Institute in Portland, Oregon. For Jutta, there was a natural transition from designing sky scraping buildings to creating masterfully detailed cake towers.

contact

Please fill out this form to schedule a consultation/tasting appointment. Don’t forget to include wedding date, venue/location of your reception and guest count. If you have any other questions you are welcome to email Jutta at jutta@lajocondecakes.com or call/text 503-481-4539. We might not answer the phone right away (our hands are often covered with cake batter), so please leave a voice mail, and we will get back to you ASAP. Thanks!