Donna Tokazowski- Cake Hatteras, Hatteras N.C.


Donna Tokazowski- Cake Hatteras, Hatteras N.C.

Dec 2011 2,561 North Carolina

I used to work full time with exceptional children. Children with Autism have a special place in my heart.
Years ago, I found a quote on a classroom wall, "Find a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life". I love both of my jobs.

I apprenticed as a baker 25 years ago. My whole life, I have been been called, "creative, artistic and crafty". I have been able to merge both of my crafts which puts me in my happy place. I have realized how important it is to celebrate the high points in life. I get to see people at their best, Birthdays, Weddings, Baby Showers, Graduations, It's awesome!

I get lost in cake. I could spend hours working on one cake and never realize how much time I passed until my husband calls and says, "When will you be home?"
It's always an hour to an hour and a half later then I tell him, Lol!

Now that my son is married, and my daughter off to college, I am really enjoying this season of my life. My husband also bakes and we hope to open a bakery soon.
In February of 2018, my husband retired and I left my job at school. We purchased a local deli so I could bake cakes. We both cook together and I bake my cakes and sell baked goods. I know it sounds crazy, but we bought a deli so I could bake cakes! While the deli does take some of my attention, I'm working way less hours, spend the days with my husband and I am home in the evenings. We are living the dream!

-- Psalm 127:1 Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain.


Josie Durney

Hi there :) New follow from me! Looking forward to seeing more of your awesome work!

Novel-T Cakes

New follower , looking forward to seeing your next creations 😆

Nancy's Fancy's Cakes & Catering (Nancy Goolsby)

You were so sweet to comment on my buttercream work, and I loved reading your story above. So heart felt! I see you are in NC, and we vacationed in South Caroline Beaches for years. I have friends in Boone, and Charlotte, NC. I am a new follower of yours, and can’t wait to see your new pieces of edible art!

Kosmic Custom Cakes

Beautiful cakes and I’m now following for more! Wow


Fabulous work that you do! Here’s another follower from Spain!

Sassy's Cakes

you are a busy woman, i too get lost in my cakes.. hours spin by in a hurry! New follower! Happy Cake Making!

Sandra Smiley

Thank you, Donna! I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season, too. I am familiar with Hatteras Island and have many great memories of the beautiful place. For some reason that I can’t really pinpoint, the land and ocean on the island touch me far more than anywhere else I’ve ever been, including the Caribbean. You are an incredible cake artist and I look forward to seeing more of your amazing work.

Enza - Sweet-E

Hi Donna new follower here! Looking forward to your future creations! xx

Adelina Baicu Cake Artist

Hi Donna, thank you for your awesome comment on my cake, it was quite rewarding! I love your story and your work, very inspirational! Best of luck for all your future projects, I’ll stick around :-)

Sandra Smiley

Donna, I am so sorry to hear that your home was flooded. The Outer Banks is one of my favorite places in the world, but the stinking hurricanes are horrible. To a certain extent I can understand your dilemma. Our house burned in 1979 and we lost everything. My heart goes out to you and I hope you are able to return home before too long. Hugs, my friend.

Sandra Smiley

Thanks so much for your kinds comments on my Samba Dancer. I must admit, I really enjoyed making this one and have a couple more coming up later in the year to which I am looking forward.


Hello Donna,
I’m presently taking a Cake Decorating class where we are also being taught to run our own business! Our final project will be a three trier wedding cake. Where can I get one of the large plastic containers back would make the transport easier? I think I would like that very much!

Sandra Smiley

Thanks for your kind comment on the guitar cake, Donna. I used a small yarn for the strings. My husband drilled tiny holes through chopsticks and I threaded the yarn through the holes, tied it off, cut the sticks to the appropriate length and inserted into the cake. I was worried about the strings, but it turned out to be real easy and effective.

Karen's Cakes And Bakes.

Hi Donna,new follow from me.Liked your advice on the wedding cake costing and like your work on here too.800 cakes-wowza! That island of yours sure sounds busy! x