Victoria has over 19 years of cake decorating experience, and today operates two bakery businesses in the town of Sechelt. The Cheeky Monkey Cakes storefront opened in 2016, and Sweet Athena in 2018, with a focus on custom cakes & weddings. Together, the two businesses are the largest wedding dessert providers on the Sunshine Coast BC!
Victoria's cake designs have been published in several magazines and wedding blogs, both Canadian & international, as well as a publication in a hard-cover book by Cake Central in 2013.
Victoria loves where she lives, and feels strongly about giving back to the community where she is raising her five children (yes, five!). Cheeky Monkey was named after her toddler twins (born 2003), and Sweet Athena is named after her youngest daughter (born 2016).
The businesses donate constantly to all of the local non-profit organizations & schools. 1% of the businesses' profits are donated to Cloth For A Cause, which supplies Canadian families in need with cloth diapers loans, helping both local families and the environment.
Having operated as Cheeky Monkey for many years, Victoria and team are well-known and respected by venues and wedding planners all over the Sunshine Coast! We deliver from Gibsons to Egmont. With 15 years of knowledge & experience, you can trust us to create and deliver your special celebration cakes.
We are looking forward to increasing to grow our sterling reputation operating now as Sweet Athena!
We now purchase our wedding cake flowers exclusively from RainFlorist in Gibsons, BC! Over the last two wedding seasons we have been pleased to work with their new business, and have been absolutely blown away by not only the freshness, quality, and beauty of their product, but also by their amazing customer service.