An local baker known for his elaborately-designed custom cakes is opening his first storefront, a bakery and cafe coming to Chula Vista this summer. Mmm...Cakes will showcase the cake artistry of Jose Barajas, who grew up in the South Bay, and has been baking professionally for 15 years.
On top of running a busy cake catering business, Barajas has been a frequent competitor on various TLC and Food Network shows; he’s part of a team competing on an episode of Food Network Challenge that will air this Monday, January 20.
Mmm...Cakes’ 3,200-square-foot space will combine a bakery with an all-day restaurant featuring breakfast pastries, sandwiches, and panini as well as cake slices, whole cakes, and a full range of other baked goods; the cafe also plans to serve weekend brunch. Barajas, who says they’re going for a“sexy Golden Girls” design, with neon lights and a Miami vibe, says that eatery will offer plated desserts, plus beer and wine, in the evenings.