Karla Bakery is proud of its long-established family tradition. Our history and caring experience is what distinguishes our products and has rightfully earned us a reputation for creating Miami’s finest pastries.
The Gonzalez family began developing its recipes in Cuba, when brothers Benny, Alfredo, and Israel joined forces to evolve the art of making delicious pastries and confectioneries. When the brothers were separated for a few years by the political turmoil in their native homeland, each continued to develop and formulate tasty products on their own. During that time, they were honored with numerous distinctions for their excellence and creativity. Benny, specifically, was granted an Honorary Membership in the American Culinary Federation and received several awards presented by the Fraternity of Executive Chefs of the State of Nevada.
In 1984 Benny also received the distinction of being selected to make a birthday cake in honor of then US President Ronald Reagan.
The brothers eventually reunited in the United States.
Three generations later, Benny’s son, Miguel and his then wife, Karla (for whom the business is named), opened their first Miami-based store in 1989. Their hard work and dedication earned them the realization of their “American dream.” Since then, Karla Bakery has evolved into one of South Florida’s premiere pastry and confectionary businesses, serving their clients from multiple convenient locations.
Today, Miguel and Karla’s son, Ariel, manages the day-to-day operations and maintains the Gonzalez family traditions. Karla is still active in the business and serves as the main source of inspiration for her family to continue developing new delicious creations. Along with her son Ariel, she makes sure the business maintains the highest standards of authenticity, excellence, and quality control. Our business is renowned for its outstanding products, customer service, and tradition. The story of Karla Bakery will continue for many generations to come.