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Eat, Drink & Be Merry: Kelli Kakes

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

Mt. Juliet will have a independently owned full service bakery on the south end of town when Kelli Kakes Bake Shop opens Monday. 

The Kelli in Kelli Kakes is Kelli Beal, an EMT who decided to share her love of baking with the community. 

Kelli Kakes Bake Shop covers all kinds of items, focusing mainly on everyone’s favorite, the sweets. 

You can get cakes, wedding cakes, cookies and pies. 

You can even by cake by the slice. There will be a cake of the week each week which she will announce on social media, and you can come in to purchase any of those all week long. There will also be a pie of the week as well. Beal plans to rotate the flavors, and add many as time goes on. 

There is also a cooler there so you can purchase premade cakes and pies. 

Kelli Kakes Bake Shop will also have several different types of cupcakes, and also mini cupcakes for kids. Beal, who has a child, said parents will often go to a cupcake place and the child will only eat two or three bites and be done. This will give a cheaper alternative to make sure the kiddos finish it, and the parents get their money’s worth. 

Beal is going to try whenever possible to use produce from local farms. 

“There will be nothing in here that comes out of a box or can,” said Beal. 

That means that Beal will have a summer and winter menu based on what produce is in season. 

There will also be plenty of options of drinks and sodas to wash your cake or cupcake down. 

There will be a week long Grand Opening celebration starting June 17, and if you say you read this article or saw the advertisement, you will get a free cookie. There are also fliers circulating around the community that will get you a free cookie as well. 

Kelli Kakes Bake Shop is located in Paddocks shopping center between the Lowes and Walmart. They are still waiting on their sign, so look closely for the smaller sign on the window. 

They will be open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can reach them at (615)758-5951. 

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