Meet the owners, Meghan and Daniel Jimenez
Meghan's love for baking, designing and sculpting cakes began as a child, baking with her mom, sisters, Grandmother and aunts. In 1999, Meghan took an 8 week basic cake decorating class at a local church, where she learned the art of piping buttercream. This is also the year that Meghan and Daniel met and fell in love, while working in the Sacramento Costco bakery department. Over the next 13 years, Meghan elevated her skills by taking countless online classes and tutorials, as well as making 100's of cakes for family and close friends.
In 2012 Daniel and Meghan opened their 1st commercial kitchen in Elk Grove CA. Daniel specializes in customer service, vendor & venue relations, designing and networking. With the help from their 2 teenage sons on production tasks (plus lots of dishes), and 2 younger son's as glorified "taste-tester's", this team is a proud Mom & Pop small business.
Amongst her peers, Meghan is considered to be an accomplished artist in areas of painting, sculpting, illustrations and graphic designs. Specializing in high-end weddings, Quinceanera's, anniversaries and custom cakes (birthdays & other celebrations). Including bulk custom cookie orders.
Their California bakery was rated in the top 3 Northern CA bakeries for the last 5 years in a row. In November 2022, the family permanently closed their CA location and moved to Westmoreland TN. The new bakery is now serving the central Tennessee region, including Nashville and lower Kentucky.
"We are very proud that our cakes and other pastries are baked fresh (never frozen!) onsite at our bakery. Our fillings and frostings are also made fresh with only the finest & freshest ingredients."
"Above & Beyond Cakes offers more than just delicious ingredients and creative designs... they are a symbol and extension of our client's taste, style and personality. We strive for perfection in all our cake creations. Our cakes, cupcakes and other confections are joyful centerpieces for all of life’s celebrations - including weddings, anniversaries, showers, birthdays, and bar mitzvahs."