Brooke Kichurchak has been the owner & operator of The Bees Knees Custom Cakes in Medina for 14 years. She's competed on Food Network's "Cake Wars" twice and proudly claimed the winners title on her very first appearance! Brooke's talent and design experience reigns supreme, and you will NOT be disappointed with the dream cake she can create for you!
Brooke resides in Medina, she's happily married and the proud mother of 4 boys!
Julie has been the owner and operator of 4Sweets Cakery in Brunswick for 15 years. While she has always had a passion for creating cakes and all things sweet, she's recently invested herself in the art of gourmet cupcakes like no other. She created the one and only "Stuffed & Fluffed™" Cupcake and is locally known as the Cupcake Fairy. Come in and enjoy the Stuffed & Fluffed™ cupcake experience!
Julie resides in Brunswick and is also a happily married mother of four boys! (yes, you read that twice, Brooke & Julie both each have 4 crazy boys!!) She is also a proud military mom to a United States Sailor! Hooyah!
Brooke & Julie plan to make what has, in their heads for years, been their "fantasy bakery" into an incredible reality! Focusing their efforts on the most amazing and delicious custom cakes you can find anywhere in Northeast Ohio and the most delicious and unique gourmet cupcakes you've ever seen!
The bakery will also feature an array of always fresh, homemade desserts in their bakery case that will change regularly, as well as an assortment of tried and true customer favorites that will become regular bakery staples! Stop in and see us!
We met online...
Sounds like the beginning of a love story, doesn't it?
While it's not a love story, it is the opening line for the story of how our friendship was formed. Brooke & Julie met while ribbing each other over stealing a customer on Facebook (Thanks Glenn Anderson, ~Yes, the radio personality from Star 102 ~ we should credit you with all of this). What could have easily started a feud filled competition ultimately started a very sweet friendship instead! For years we would joke how we should "join forces and build a bakery empire!" We jokingly called it the "fantasy bakery" whenever we came up with ideas, no matter how great, or how far fetched. Never really thinking we'd ever actually take that leap of faith and do it.
Nearly two years ago, we worked on a collaborative community holiday gingerbread display at a local mall. Lots of flour, spices, hours and most of all laughs were shared between us during those few weeks as we designed, baked and built our gingerbread masterpiece. For years, we've had each other's backs, helping one another with ideas, taking care of one another's customers when needed, running deliveries, borrowing tools and just simply becoming close friends.
We're sweet, silly, creative and even a little twisted sometimes. Together, we make a pretty cool team, and there's nothing we can't do when we set our minds to it!
Here we are in our first appearance together on Fox 8 in the morning back in December of 2015. We were introducing ourselves and our first collaborative effort together, doing a Gingerbread house for a community display at a local mall. It was such a fun day!