Bella Nava Creations in Spicy Green Book

I had the pleasure of meeting with the owner of Bella Nava Creations, Brandie, to photograph her and her cake creations to be listed in the Minnesota section of Spicey Green Book, a virtual directory for Black-owned food and beverage businesses throughout the US and Canada.

Bella Nava Creations story

Bella Nava Creations is a Black, all-woman-owned business located in Shakopee, Minnesota. Owner, Brandie Itman is a stay-at-home mom turned baker who began her newfound business journey after baking a cake for her daughter’s second birthday. She found it to be so fun and creative that she decided to make keep baking cakes and has since never stopped! With each new cake brought joy to those who were celebrating milestones and while being surrounded by loved ones, Brandie had found her calling. Since then she has grown her cake decoration talents and expanded her creative capabilities to further include baked treats such as additional cakes (both round and sheet) macaron towers, decorated cookies (including holiday cookies), petit four towers, and petit four platters, all of which earned her a national competition title of Sweetest Cake Shop in Minnesota in 2019. Brandie’s hope is to bring the world joy through her baking creations and to see people smile when they take their first bite of one of Brandie’s unique treats!

Bella Nava Creations Minnesota Pastry Chef portrait in her home kitchen. Minneapolis Food Photographers Chicago food product photography

Yellow lemon macrons with white icing on a decorative white plate. Bakery pastry chef MinnesotaWhat Bella Nava Creations does

Brandie specializes in making one-of-a-kind cakes that let you put your personal style on them. Brandie can do everything from wedding and birthday cakes to more creative designs like a cake shaped like the Empire State Building or a cake with a 3-D Mickey Mouse head. If you don’t see something that matches your vision on her website, please contact her and she will be happy to work with you about your custom design. The goal of Brandie’s creations is to want her customers to have a moment where they feel happy, loved, and celebrated.

Phantom of the Opera custom cake, s'mores cake, and pink forest animals girls birthday cake. Minnesota Editorial food photographers Chicago

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also had the opportunity to work with Minneapolis, Minnesota based restaurant Reverie Restaurant and Bar for a B2B branding storytelling photo shoot.

To see more go to the Reverie Restaurant and Bar blog post here

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