Inna Milter remembers baking cakes as a child for her parents in Lithuania. She recalled, “Each pastry I made was unique and special, and I always aimed to surprise my family with something new, though no one else in the family shared an interest in baking. Today I am honored that I’m able to share my cakes and pastries with the community as a full-time business. In 1993, my husband’s family [we] came to the United States to reunite with other relatives.”
Many of her cakes have European flavors and styles. Because of this uniqueness, her customers are diverse and always seeking something distinctive. She said, “Those from Europe are especially fond of my desserts, as they remind them of something from home. We have created everything from a cartoon tooth, which went on a cake for a dentist, to a beautiful woman in the typical ‘20s glitzy, fringy, loose-fitting fashion of that era. All of our cakes include 100% edible decorations and figurines. No idea is too big or too small. The list is endless. Our cakes have been used for family dinners, birthdays, holidays, engagements, and weddings.” Gluten free or Keto accommodations are available upon request.
Milter sells mini-cakes for five to six dollars, cheese puffs for two dollars, meringue cakes around forty to fifty dollars and a variety of Cheese and Chocolate Mousse Cakes from sixty-five to one-hundred and-twenty dollars depending on detail, size, decoration and theme.
Milter produced special Rosh Hashanah apple caramel and honey caramel cakes for the High holidays and cherishes participating in Jewish events. She said, “I was lucky enough to bake and hand deliver two cakes to a bat mitzvah in New York. I am a proud Jewish woman, and this was a highlight of my career. I am hoping to get more of these orders as providing to the Jewish community is a simcha in itself.”
Speaking of delivery, think of the logistics keeping the temperature and all the parts stable in transporting. Milter delivers for free for up to 15 miles from the 30338 zip code. She added, “We deliver our cakes the same way we make our cakes, with love. As a special thank you for the order, we deliver in a special cooler and box. We aim to be as accommodating as possible, and try to keep our delivery fee as low as possible. For example, one of our customers lives in Peachtree City, which we still delivered for only $15.”
When AJT asked about her baking secrets, she emoted, “You have to have love and passion for what you are doing. We do not mass produce anything, and every cake is made to order. Our customers usually call and tell us stories about events that they want to celebrate, and often we are able to find an appropriate and unique theme for their masterpiece.” A standard design cake can be made in a day, where more detailed cakes can take two-to-three days.
Each cake has a model constructed to allow settling of the chocolate in varied shapes. An unusually elaborate design was for a customer who requested a cake for his wife’s birthday. He explained how his wife was his world, and how his love for her was never ending.” Milter strove to represent this bounty of affection in a confection which ultimately concluded a large vase with several dozen chocolate roses atop.
While working Inna, a mother and grandmother, listens to classical, modern jazz and sentimental klezmer music reminiscent of her Litvak homeland.
Here she concludes with a scrumptious popular composition to whet the appetite:
- Mango Passion Fruit Pistachio Cake
- Mango and Passion Fruit Mousse
- Tropical Confit
- Passion Fruit Crémeux
- White Chocolate Pistachio Crunch
- Pistachio Jocnde
- Mirror Glaze
- Velvet Spray
Contact Inna Miltner for your distinctive dessert, 404-797-3279 or go online to www.InnasCakes.com.