Our Story

"You Never Know!"

That is the little inside joke that Ashley & Josh Lattier had engraved on the inside of their wedding rings when they got married in 2005.  Ashley & Josh both grew up in North Carolina, Ashley in the small town of Rolesville and Josh in the "big city" of Raleigh.  They met when they were in college and started dating soon after.  Ashley was attending Peace College and working at a local bakery. Josh was a full-time property manager while attending Living Arts College.  During those first few months of dating, Josh would always jokingly ask Ashley to marry him, and her answer was always the same..."You never know!" When Josh finally did pop the question, she did know and she said YES!

Another thing Ashley knew for certain...she was making her own wedding cake!  She would not recommed it to most brides (or ANY brides for that matter), but they are both so glad she did. Making her own wedding cake launched them down the path that would eventually lead to Ashley Cakes!  After the wedding, Ashley received a call from the owner of their wedding venue who loved their cake so much, she wanted to refer all of her future brides to Ashley for their wedding cakes!  After thinking it over for about a minute, Ashley said yes, quit her day job, and the rest is history!

After a little over a year of making wedding cakes exclusively for that venue, Ashley & Josh decided to team up, Josh quit his job, and together they officially launched Ashley Cakes.  With a degree in computer art and animation, Josh had plenty of the design and decoration talent, but it took almost all of that first year to turn him into a baker!

Fast forward to today and Ashley Cakes has become known as a premier boutique wedding cake bakery in the Triangle area.  In 2017, we were chosen as one of the "Best 21 Bakeries of the South" by Reese Witherspoon's blog, Draper James.  We are still just a husband + wife team, and choosing to stay small and exclusive allows us to personally handle every detail of our cakes. Since our launch in 2005, we have delivered well over 2,000 wedding cakes to our wonderful clients.  We have also been featured on television, won numerous awards, and have been featured in some of the top wedding magazines and blogs in the industry!