JusMemi Cake Design owner
Tamika Terrell opened her business on Grand Avenue in
WAUKESHA - A
special occasions cake is so much more than an edible
treat - it is an artistic creation and a symbolization
of a momentous reason to celebrate. The emotions they
can evoke can be quite powerful, said JusMemi Cake
Design owner Tamika Terrell.
When Terrell got
into cake decorating she had no idea how a "cake would
make someone feel as good as it does. I have had people
cry. People who are in disbelief."
It's the people
part of the business that she enjoys the most, she said.
JusMemi Cake Design on the Carroll University campus at
210 N. Grand Ave. on June 3, but walk-in traffic has
been slow so at the end of the month she will be
switching only to custom orders. She will, however,
probably still have some Saturday walk-in hours or
during special events. She makes cakes, cheesecakes and
cupcakes, but also sells cookies and doughnuts she buys
unicorn cake by JusMemi Cake Design owner Tamika
come in 13 different flavors and there about 12 flavors
of dessert cupcakes.
"I have met some
amazing people. Some of my clients have become some of
my closest friends," she said.
Terrell got into
baking while working at Sam's Club, where she managed
the bakery section. She said the department was assigned
to her despite her lack of formal training. To be
successful in the department, she said, she had to learn
how to make cakes.
Terrell developed her skills and started to work from
her home two years ago making cakes for weddings,
anniversaries and baby showers. When she discovered the
storefront on Grand Avenue, she decided to take the jump
and open up a more visible business.
JusMemi Cake Design owner Tamika Terrell especially
enjoys making wedding cakes.
come in to JusMemi Cake Design, Terrell said they
usually have an idea that she then executes. When it
comes to techniques for decorating cakes, she said she
just learns as she goes by experimenting, watching
YouTube videos and participating in online seminars.
The name for the
business came from her Terrell's nickname, Memi. She
said her oldest nephew couldn't say Tamika, so he called
her Memi, which stuck.
Since opening the
business, Terrell said, it continues to grow and she
welcomes new orders. She encourages people to reach out
firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone at
414-469-7441, or check out her website,
She also wants to
provide services to any businesses or schools that are
hosting upcoming events and need desserts.