Hometown Entrepreneurs Kendra’s Crafty Cakes

Kendra Marlette creates a variety of beautiful cakes through her home business, Kendra’s Crafty Cakes. She is shown here with fiance Jason Van Daalen

Kendra’s Crafty Cakes will mark five years full of carefully crafted goodness in July.

     Photos from throughout the years showcase a huge variety of cakes for every event: birthdays, bridal showers, baby showers, graduations, anniversaries, baptisms, confirmations and weddings. Designs include football, baseball, basketball, farm scenes, a teapot, Barbie, hamburger, dinosaurs, hunting, Christmas trees and floral bouquets. It’s hard to imagine so many designs are possible for cakes.

     “We offer sheet cakes, tired cakes, 3D cakes, cake balls and cookies,” baker Kendra Marlette said.

     Marlette started her career as a baker at Walmart, learned additional skills online and through a class, and, inspired by her fiancé, Jason Van Daalen, eventually decided she would like to operate a bakery of her own out of her home in Plainfield.


Read more in the June 14 edition of the STAR.