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LeBron, Lil Wayne, Dwyane, and Pitbull Get Cakes at Divine Delicacies

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Courtesy of Divine Delicacies Custom Cakes
LeBron's cake
​Ever since LeBron James posted a picture of his gigantic birthday cake on Twitter, everyone has been making a big stink about it. The people behind the showy, five-tier cake work at Divine Delicacies Custom Cakes, a family-owned company that opened in Miami in 2001.

Most of the company's business comes from making wedding cakes - about 150 per week - but they've made showy pastry for this town's biggest celebrities.

It all started with Lil Wayne.

"We were just working on a Saturday really late and we got a call at 9 p.m. - we close at 7 - and we answered the phone and it was Lil Wayne's manager. He needed a cake for the same night and we delivered," said Laura Rodriguez, sales director for Divine Delicacies Custom Cakes.

Her parents Jorge Rodriguez and Iliana Lombardero had been making cakes in Cuba since 1985. They moved to Miami in 1996 and made their tasty stuff for other companies before deciding to start their own. Today, Iliana and daughters Laura and Leysi run the 14-person company.

Customers include Gloria Estefan, Pitbull, Dwayne Wade, Carmen Electra and Romero Britto to name a few. ;Rodriguez sketches many of the cake's designs (her mother does the actual decorating).

"For LeBron they simply told me the colors: red, gold, they wanted something royal," she said. "I came up with the idea of the crown."

Cakes like that can cost anywhere from $2,000 to $5,000 depending on the amount of crystals used. A Swarovski crystal rope around a small, three-tier cake costs between $150 and $200. LeBron's cake used more than 10,000 crystals. Rodriguez's favorite cake, however, is the black and silver tower of a cake she designed for Dwayne Wade and her 8-foot wedding cake.

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Courtesy of Divine Delicacies Custom Cakes
Dwayne Wade's birthday cake
"We're known for big cakes," she said.

Divine Delicacies also has a storefront across the street from Florida International University's South Campus where common folk can pick up a cake to go starting at less than $25. Popular flavors are the signature vanilla-rum and guava and cream cheese. Still, Rodriguez says the trend now is toward personalized cakes.

"Every since all the network shows came out, people have been getting more and more specific about their cakes. People are getting more creative about them."

Divine Delicacies Custom Cakes 
1659 SW 107 Avenue, Miami
305-554-4446

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DDcaakes#1 fan [:
DDcaakes#1 fan [:

Dear Yuck , SHUUT DHA FHUUCK UHP ! You cleaarly have no sence of style or taaste ! If you saay dhaat Divine Delicacies is " Horrible " Dheen you haave mentaal problems ! I've been a cuustomer since dheey staarted &nd dheeir FANTASTIC ! &nd eveerybody dhaat has been dissing you here thinnks dha saame ! Even Lebron James thinks so ! So you haave to keep your ugly as mouth shuut ! Before someone else shuuts ihts fo' you ! Dhis caake is AMAZINNG ! &nd so are all dha otheer ones ! Now as i saaid befoore ..... SHUUT DHA FHUUCK UHP !

Sincerly , DDcaakes #1 faan

marty
marty

Excuse me but the so called "YUCK" who has nothing good to say he/she the name says it all on the blog. Get a life, and don't criticize so much you probably don't have taste buds anyways. I always buy from DDCakes, and i've referred alot of people, so far never had a problem, and there name says it all "Divine". An I am a regular customer and will continue to buy from them. Maybe you need to change career fields and go into tastings on taste buds. And as a matter of fact I've got a to pick up a cake tomorrow, and very much looking foward to it. BTW, Happy New Year to Divine Delicacies and also you Yuck!!

Anita
Anita

Well, the cakes are exquisite and divine indeed. They have a reputation, and that is hard to beat. Good work DD!

Cinthia
Cinthia

Divine Delicacies are the most delicious, moist cakes I have ever tasted. I have been a customer for since 2007 and they have NEVER let me down.I can't wait for my next event!

Qtchiki23
Qtchiki23

And I don't work for DD! BTW!!

Barbie
Barbie

wow!!!!!!! beautiful.

Qtchiki23
Qtchiki23

Awesome cakes! Over the top cakes for an over the top town! None can compare!!!!

Ugly Cakes...!!
Ugly Cakes...!!

It's so fuckin' funny how, "Divine Delicacies," employees(friends) wrote these so-called testimonials... Nothin' like shilling for your own company and passing it off as, "true testimonials."What a joke...!

GCP
GCP

They make the most amazing guava, guava filled, cream cheese frosting cake ever! And their wedding designs are quite elegant and beautiful.

YUCK...!!
YUCK...!!

These are some of the UGLIEST cakes I have EVER SEEN...! (and I am in the hospitality industry)

Marthahughes
Marthahughes

Divine Delicacies are the most delicious cakes , so moist. This Article just made me hungry. Haha. Lebron's cake is huge n stunning only they can create this kind of work.

starchick305
starchick305

Divine Delicacies are the best in town!!!

webmastardd
webmastardd

@DDcaakes#1 fan [: Dear Yuck , SHUT DHAL CHUCK UP ! You clearly have no sense of style or taste ! If you say that Divine Delicacies is " Horrible " Then you have mental problems ! I've been a customer since they started &and they’re FANTASTIC ! &and everybody that has been dissing you here thinks dhal same ! Even Lebron James thinks so ! So you have to keep your ugly ass mouth shut ! Before someone else shuts its for' you ! This cake is AMAZING ! &and so are all dhal other ones ! Now as I said before ..... SHUT DHAL CHUCK UP

webmastardd
webmastardd

@Ugly Cakes...!!  Why would they need shills with that kind of clientele?  What is your experience (good, bad, ugly?) with this particular business?

marty
marty

BTW, I am not a friend or employee I am a customer, and also Learn to speak properly, there is no need for vulgarity. Also for being in hospitality poor place where your gonna end up. "You will be such a shame"

Leaveit2maggy
Leaveit2maggy

I have nothing to do with this bakery and I feel that they have beautiful and elegant cakes. They're making all of these cakes for famous people because of the reputation they've established over the years. They've their own style and I admired them for that. Why be like everybody else. If you're in the hospitality business, you must keep in mind that one of the most gracious things one can do in any business is not to put down the competition. Please let's stop the bashing. By the way this is a True Testimonial!!! Happy New Year!!!

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