Pan de Muerto is a sweet bread that is made for Day of the Dead.

Pan de Muerto is a sweet bread that is made for Day of the Dead.

Mexican-style bakery no longer just online

Co-owner in Poulsbo hopes to expand to other parts of Kitsap

When Luis Montes and his family moved to Poulsbo a few years ago, they began selling custom cakes and pastries on social media but the demand was so high they now have a bakery on Viking Avenue.

Montes, 40, and his daughter Angela, 20, co-own Cake Studio Panaderia Mexicana, which opened in late June in the space that used to be 2 Brothers Deli. The new Mexican-style bakery has been a success as many community members have been recommending it to other people, Montes said.

Cake Studio offers seasonal and custom cakes, orejas (cinnamon sugar puff pastry), concha (Mexican sweet bread), bolillo (savory bread), Tres leches (sponge cake), and empanadas, among other baked goods. They also offer options for events such as birthday parties or weddings.

“We pride ourselves in our Mexican culture and our ability to replicate its most authentic flavors,” the bakery’s website states. “Our dream is to make others happy, and this is our way to achieve it.”

For now, Cake Studio is a family business of nine employees. In the future, once the COVID-19 pandemic has somewhat subsided, Montes wants to expand the bakery to other locations across Kitsap County, such as Bainbridge Island, Kingston and Bremerton. “This is a project,” he said.

While this is the first bakery Montes has opened, he’s been baking for about 27 years but said he has more experience with cakes than bread. Montes lived in Wyoming for several years., but upon arriving in Poulsbo, he and his family sold bakery items online while also working multiple other jobs each day.

“But as we got to know more and more people, our schedules were no longer sufficient, and we had to quit our day jobs,” the bakery’s website reads. “Today, we are blessed to be surrounded by so many wonderful people. Our friends, family, and neighbors encourage and inspire us to keep moving forward towards our family dream.”

Various pastries are offered at Cake Studio Panaderia Mexicana.

Various pastries are offered at Cake Studio Panaderia Mexicana.

Seasonal and custom cakes are a big draw at Cake Studio Panaderia Mexicana.

Seasonal and custom cakes are a big draw at Cake Studio Panaderia Mexicana.

cutout

Seasonal and custom cakes are a big draw at Cake Studio Panaderia Mexicana.

More in News

.
Poulsbo considers Transportation Benefit District

Car tab fees would be used to fix neighborhood streets

.
52 new COVID cases confirmed in Kitsap

On Friday, the Kitsap Public Health District confirmed 52 new COVID cases… Continue reading

.
Locals weigh in on county’s new homeless facility on Mile Hill Drive

Kitsap County officials say that facility residents will be counseled and accounted for

NKF&R firefighters Michael Foreman, left, and Harry Hause extinguish stubborn hot spots after a Tuesday afternoon trailer fire in Suquamish. Courtesy Photo
Suquamish man loses possessions in trailer fire

A damaged cord is thought to have sparked a travel trailer fire… Continue reading

.
Port Orchard Police Department achieves accreditation status

Port Orchard agency joins other Kitsap law enforcement organizations in becoming accredited

.
It’s downright despicable

Two miniature Christmas trees on Bay Street stolen from their planters

.
Festival of Chimes and Lights to wipe away the winter’s gloom

Drive along Bay Street to see the twinkle of downtown Port Orchard

.
SKSD is accepting referrals for Highly Capable Program

Referrals will be accepted from Dec. 3 through Jan. 21

Most Read