Grand Cakes is now open


The long-awaited cake bakery is baking up a storm. Grand Cakes, 124 Courtland St., downtown Rockford, offers free coffee every morning, warm scones, soft cookies, chewy brownies, coffee cake, whole or slices of cakes and pies, cupcakes, huge muffins, ice cream cakes, and cheesecakes by the slice, too. The bakery also offers cake pan rentals, cake supplies, and chocolate fountain rentals. Their Cake of the Month Club offers a special cake each month. Kids can have cupcake birthday parties on Saturday afternoons or Sundays and Mondays.

Grand Cakes is kicking off their grand opening by offering a contest. Any bride who places a wedding cake order for next year will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a lady’s engagement wedding ring set. The set is 14 karat yellow gold and contains a marquise-shaped major diamond and 14 baguette-shaped diamonds. The drawing will be held January 1, 2010, and the winner will be announced at the bakery. The appraisal value is $750 and the ring set is on display at Grand Cakes. A free wedding photo album is also being given to each bride.

Grand Cakes is locally owned and operated by Tracy Webber, a 28-year Rockford resident with two years of college culinary experience who has “baked all my life,” she says. The bakery is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Saturday afternoons and Sundays and Mondays are reserved for parties and wedding consultations, and are by appointment only. For more information about Grand Cakes, visit, e-mail to, or call (616) 866-2292 or (616) 481-0398.

Webber says, “Please stop by, even if just for the smell of it!”

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