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yamir pérez 

always disliked baking, too many rules.

i studied architecture and over 30 years of interior design, product design, etc., but one night, it all changed with the first season of CHEF'S TABLE series on Netflix in 2015.  experiencing such dining while living in manhattan, i was familiar and inspired with such culinary delights.  specially the dessert segments.

2 years later, we moved to california.  i never thought we would move from manhattan to the coachella valley and i would become a baker + confectionist.  

i feel like a kid again back in science class.  i have now learned some of the rules and i can break them.  life is full of adventures, embrace them!


every season at cake & cakes, i will show a new collection of sweets different from the year before.  inspired by anything and everything that inspires me.  ideas will be sparked by a painting, color, a feeling, fashion or a new culinary technique. most creations will have edible blossoms that will beautify and enhance flavors. for 2023, i will be slowly introduce vegan desserts and more responsibly produced ingredients. no fondant here.


cake & cakes reimagines the experience you can have with a dessert . 

using the best ingredients california offers, seasonally fresh, pairing flavors and aromas to create innovative dessert experiences, unconventionally, while creating unique confections in palm desert, in the coachella valley and coastal SoCal.. 


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icons shown below each of the seasonal sweet's description indicate the season when it's available.   i recommend 2 - 3 weeks in advance for orders and availability.

always email me for your order because they can possibly be made sooner.

please keep in mind that your order is not booked until payment is made.  there may be ingredient substitutions based on the season. 


jenny gil, executive director for desert x, ca.

           "Your confections are truly a piece of art, and we are so grateful to have worked with someone so aligned with what we do at Desert X. Our team and guests could not have been any more elated with your beautifully crafted contribution. It made for a special parting gift to end the evening." 

john white, john white real estate group. palm springs ca.

           "My real estate team recently hosted a client appreciation party for about 120 people. We catered the event and asked Yamir at Cake & Cakes to come up with a selection of desserts to serve. We were so impressed by the artistic creativity, the attention to detail, but most importantly, the taste! What they do is simply incredible. The crowd was so impressed with their creations. I would HIGHLY recommend Cake and Cakes to anyone looking for that special desert. They are amazing!"

kristi w hanson, kha architects inc. palm desert ca.

          "Yamir is one of the most talented and creative **confectioners! The artistry that he uses is evident in the crafting of flavors and the incredible visual presentations!  

I enthusiastically recommend him!"

kirt mancuso, ann sacks, beverly hills ca.

          "I ordered these spectacular cakes for a showroom event.  They were gorgeous, more beautiful than I could imaging and my clients, all designers, were amazed that anything so beautiful could be so full of flavor.  The cakes were the talk of the event!"

janice turner, rancho mirage ca.

           "while planning a special occasion party, I found Yamir who was the answer to my wishes.  He made a unique pavlova cake which meet my desire for a “show stopper.”  Not only was the cake a creative piece of art, it was also scrumptious.  A real crowd pleaser.  My friends have also ordered cakes and been quite pleased."

barbara taylor, barbara taylor designs, palm desert ca. 

             "if you are looking for that one-of-a-kind dessert for the very special occasion, call yamir.  he has an amazing imagination and it will be as beautiful as it is delicious."

shawn gardner, riverside ca.

             "On our most special day of our one year anniversary, we want to send a special thank you to Yamir from cake & cakes.

He executed the most perfect replica of our wedding cake top!!! To the point that we thought his cake was more beautiful than the one we got at the St. Regis in Bali . . . Can tell you it tastes better as well. "


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David Twigger of Vermilion Events
dives into the captivating world of special events.  A 30 year veteran renowned for extravagant designs and award wining creations.
TWIGGER TIME is a podcast about dynamic thinkers, innovative experts, influential leaders, and disruptors from food, fashion, retail, pop culture and of
 course, the special events industries.

CAKE & CAKES will be featured on the next podcast coming in Oct.  3rd. 2023.
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