Odette D’Aniello and Mary Ann Quitugua, the duo behind Tacoma’s Celebrity Cake Studio, are bringing a pair of new businesses to the city.
The sisters are expanding their baked goods enterprise with the purchase of Wax Orchards and Dragonfly Cakes. D’Aniello and Quitugua initially acquired Wax Orchards, originally based on Vashon Island, in July last year; the company specializes in fruit-sweetened fudge sauce with national distribution. The two likewise bought Sausalito-Calif.-based Dragonfly — a national supplier of pastries — which will now operate out of a Tacoma facility starting this month.
“It was important for us to bring Wax Orchards and Dragonfly Cakes to Tacoma,” said D’Aniello, who started the cake business with her sister over 18 years ago. “We’re proud to help strengthen the local economy and community by providing more jobs and women-owned businesses to the city. My family and I love being a part of a thriving and vibrant Tacoma.”