712 Main Street
Martinez, CA 94553
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About Us

As one of the Bay Area’s most sought after cake designer’s, Karen Del Bontá, owner and artiste of Le Gâteau Élégant, has over 22 years of experience as a expert Pastry Chef and Cake Decorator. Her impressive career includes serving Marin, San Francisco, Fairfield, and Martinez. Karen has personally produced well over 10,000 designer wedding cakes.

Karen has mastered the art of working with marzipan, white chocolate, and rolled fondont to reproduce “edible” flowers, ribbons and bows in any shape or color, and is known for her exquisite work with molding smooth rolled icings over cakes. Her ability with freehand drawing, three-dimensional artwork and fresh flower design produces unique custom cakes to make your own ideas come alive.

Says Karen, “When I sit down with a client, I actively listen to what they are saying, and ask questions to ensure they are making a perfect selection. I hear repeatedly from past customers. ‘Your cake was truly memorable—people haven't stopped talking about it!’”

The constant attention to detail, personalized service, and love she puts into every cake and dessert leads customers back time and time again.

Her talent and dedication has earned Le Gâteau Élégant numerous awards, including Business Of The Year 2002 from the Martinez Chamber of Commerce, Business Of The Year 2003 from the City of Martinez, and the Contra Costa County Small Business Award 2003.

Karen’s wedding and specialty cakes are in high demand, so it is recommended that brides plan early, especially during weddings in peak season. For more information or to schedule an appointment for a consultation, contact us Tuesday through Saturday 8 am to 5 pm.