Hi There! I'm Kiran Naz

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About the Owner: Kiran, the Pretty Sweet founder, has over 15 years of experience in the fine arts and received her degree at The Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. She was the founding director of Gallery5, a non-profit visual and performing art center in Richmond, Virginia where she received numerous awards and recognitions. In 2008 she received The Theresa Pollak Award for “Art Innovator of the Year”, and in 2006, was the youngest recipient of Style Weekly’s “Top 40 under 40” awards. Under her direction, Gallery5 was awarded “Best Art Gallery of the Year” consistently by the readers of Style Weekly and Richmond Magazine.

Her interest and passion for baking began after the birth of her first and only child in 2008. While the art of gourmet cooking is of great interest to her, refining the craft of baking and decorating redirected her creative energy to the world of cakes. Kiran is a self-taught baker, who has spent many years refining her skills. Kiran has developed all of Pretty Sweet’s cake recipes to ensure their originality, quality and style. Pretty Sweet began in 2016 as a part-time home-based business operated solely by Kiran. As the demand for her custom cakes and dessert tables grew, so did her kitchen and staff.

Kiran’s custom designs and artistic cake decorating has become recognized in major local and national media outlets including: Weddings Unveiled, Engaged Magazine, 100 Layer Cake, Martha Stewart Weddings, Wedding Chicks, Green Wedding Shoes, Ruffled Blog, Style Me Pretty, Every Last Detail, Young House Love, Burnett’s Boards, Wedding Sparrow, Swooned, Trendy Bride Magazine, Southern Weddings Magazine,, Virginia Living Magazine, Borrowed & Blue, Glamour & Grace, Virginia Bride, The Lovely Find, Project Wedding, Tidewater & Tulle, Richmond Bride and many others.. Kiran continues to gain recognition for her one-of-a-kind designs.

Our Philosophy

  • Pretty Sweet believes that quality, freshness and taste is just as important as the appearance of your cake.

  • We use the highest quality of ALL-natural (and organic as much as possible) ingredients, baked from scratch and completely hand-designed.

  • All of our cake recipes (including our gluten-free flour) have been developed by Pretty Sweet and are made fresh-to-order.

  • All of our cakes and desserts are made with real ingredients. (Real butter, organic Madagascar bourbon vanilla, lemon zest, fresh squeezed juices, fresh seasonal fruits, organic nuts, Dutch-process cocoa, top shelf liqueurs and more). We do NOT believe in artificial ingredients or using only extracts to flavor cakes. We DO NOT use shortening, imitation extracts or pre-made processed ingredients typically found in buttercream.

  • We make “dessert-style” wedding and special occasion cakes with European influenced buttercream. Pretty Sweet considers our cakes dessert-style because of the following:

    • All of our cakes, including 3D & sheet style cakes, are multi-layered cakes with top quality ingredients. Each of our cake tiers are made up of 4 torted layers of cake with 3 layers of buttercream filling and additional fillings upon request.

    • Our serving sizes are much larger than typical wedding cake serving sizes due to pan size and torting, which means a taller cake with larger portions. (5” tier height instead of 3” standard height).

    • No matter how large or complex the cake, we completely avoid the use of low-quality, preservative- filled and pre-made ingredients. All of our desserts, including multiple tiered wedding cakes, are made from scratch, FRESH-TO-ORDER.

    • Our wedding and special occasion cakes look the same on the inside as our non-customized dessert cakes, the only difference is the custom design on the outside. Be sure to look through our galleries to get an idea of what style of cake you would like.