How a popular Richmond baker without formal training went on to make a cake for Justin Timberlake

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How a popular Richmond baker without formal training went on to make a cake for Justin Timberlake
Photo courtesy of For Richmond

Richmond resident and entrepreneur Rosa Robinson, owner of Sweet Dreams Bake Shop, was the star of a great write-up on the For Richmond blog Tuesday.

After being laid off from her fifth job in three years, according to the nonprofit, Robinson had a “dream about cakes” that led her to becoming a pastry chef without formal training. She started her business last year on a leap of faith, but she also dove in with a sound strategy:

“She has learned along the way by never turning down an order for lack of knowledge,” For Richmond reported. “Anytime a new baking challenge has arisen, she has taught herself how to make it—with delicious results.”

The Richmond Standard noticed her talent earlier this year when we posted a photo of a cake that looked strikingly similar to a Louis Vuitton purse. She has also made cake-versions of high heeled shoes, cars and “anything her clients can dream up.”

“One of the highlights of her new-found career was baking a Neapolitan cake for Justin Timberlake for a big fan’s birthday—an opportunity that arose from a connection she had at Clear Channel Radio in San Francisco,” For Richmond said.

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Believe it or not, this Louis Vuitton is actually dessert.

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