With an art background as a professional painter, Kellie Velasquez attended the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) to hone her baking and pastry skills. After her first year in school, she sought out the opportunity to work with world renowned Cake Designer, Maggie Austin, where she developed her fundamental skills with wedding cakes and design.
After completing the prestigious baking and pastry arts degree program at CIA, she held positions at some of San Francisco’s top bakeries, including Craftsman & Wolves, Susie Cakes, and most recently Pastry Chef at the popular Jane on Larkin. Mrs. Velasquez has relocated to Sacramento, CA with plans to open her first brick and mortar cake and dessert shop.
Palette Cakes is currently a licensed Cottage Food Bakery ran from Mrs. Velasquez’ home.