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Lovely Cakes Opens in Stratford

Lovely Cakes owner/chef Renata Papadopoulos, left, with a citation given to her by state Rep. Laura Hoydick on the occasion of Lovely Cakes' grand opening Nov. 7.
Lovely Cakes owner/chef Renata Papadopoulos, left, with a citation given to her by state Rep. Laura Hoydick on the occasion of Lovely Cakes' grand opening Nov. 7. Photo Credit: Contributed
Renata Papadopoulos of Lovely Cakes displays one of her creations.
Renata Papadopoulos of Lovely Cakes displays one of her creations. Photo Credit: Contributed
Lovely Cakes opened on Nov. 7 in Stratford.
Lovely Cakes opened on Nov. 7 in Stratford. Photo Credit: Contributed
One of the Thanksgiving-themed cakes available at Lovely Cakes in Stratford.
One of the Thanksgiving-themed cakes available at Lovely Cakes in Stratford. Photo Credit: Contributed

STRATFORD, Conn. – Owner/chef Renata Papadopoulos hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 7 for her first design and tasting studio, Lovely Cakes, at 195 Charles St. in Stratford.

She was assisted by state Rep. Laura Hoydick, R-120th District, and Women’s Business Development Council COO Dorothy Bratchell.

The ceremony included tastings, an exhibition of artistic edible designs and fireworks.

Hoydick presented Papadopoulos with an official citation from the Connecticut General Assembly commemorating the grand opening.

"I am so happy to welcome a great new woman-owned business to the town of Stratford," said Hoydick in a statement. "Her unique and exceptional talents as a custom wedding and celebration cake designer assures that hers will be a great success story. I wish her and her family the best on this new endeavor."

A native of Brazil and resident of Norwalk, Papadopoulos has been creating custom cakes for a decade, working for clients throughout Connecticut, Westchester and New York City.

By her estimates, she has made over 300 wedding cakes, along with various birthday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, bat mitzvah or New Year's cakes.

Papadopoulos used the WBDC for help with her financials and obtained a loan from the Small Business Administration to help purchase Lovely Cakes' 1,900-foot commercial kitchen facility.

That kitchen is available for rental by the hour, or for short and long-term needs.

To make an appointment, email Papadopoulos at renata@lovelycakes.com, or call 203-842-0500.

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