Sweet to eat

Bakery and Cake Shop


Located inside of The Fletcher Restaurant, Ankeny, Iowa.

Photos by Invictus Media


Our story started in a local gym where we met each other. Michelle had her own cake decorating company and Rachael a baker had her own in home bakery. We decided to team up together. it was the perfect blend of cakes and bakery items. STE C&B first opened in December 2014 in the Uptown District of Ankeny. A small building off the corner of School and 3rd Street was the original location. In September of 2017, we moved to our current location inside The Fletcher Restaurant. Since teaming up in 2014, it has been wild adventure since then!



(515) 249-5054


1802 North Ankeny Boulevard Suite 101 Ankeny, IA 50023


Tu-Fr 7am–3pm Sa-8am-2pm

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Michelle Lindell, Owner and Head Cake Decorator

I have been decorating edible art for 12 years. I started my journey at Michael’s Art & Crafts taking their cake decorating classes. I also watched a lot of online videos and as well taking culinary classes to push me further into the industry.

When I am not at work, I am with my 5 children and my boyfriend and his 4 children. We have a busy home and work life. Which I wouldn’t trade it in the world!


Rachael Owens, Owner and Head Baker

I grew up in a big family. My Mother would sign us up for the Farmer’s Market, making cinnamon rolls and Kolaches. Fast forward to my 20’s and I wanted to do something that I liked and I could meet new people. I started baking for the Ankeny’s Farmer’s Market and I did that for 8 years. I always wanted to have my own bakery. One day Michelle and I decided that we should go into business together. I love making breads, pies, and decorating cookies.

In my free time, I am with my Pitbull Lucy and participating in 5k’s, 10k’s and half marathon’s.


Jessica Ward, Baker

I have been with STE C&B for 3.5 years. I have always loved baking and I enjoy working here. I have been married to my husband for 10 years-we are high school sweethearts. We have 2 kids that keep me busy. I am not at work, I’m at a sporting event or practicing with my kids in the backyard!


Skylar Hall, Baker

After graduating from Bondurant Farrar High School, I attended Iowa Central for Bakery and Pastry Arts. I started originally at STE C&B as an intern fulfilling my internship requirements. After graduating from Iowa Central, I was offered a full time position.

I love working here and continuing to learn under both Rachael and Michelle.


Andrea Baker, Baker

I have been married to my wonderful husband Cameron for 29 years. We have 3 children together, Gabriella, Ethan and Isabella. I enjoy cooking and baking, reading and all sorts of crafts-especially sewing and quilting.

I am the newest team member at STE C&B. I am excited to learn more about the wonderful world of baking.


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