647 First Street
Brentwood, CA 94513
Tena Parish the owner of TLCakes has been a cake decorator/pastry
chef for 29 years. What started out as just a hobby has turned into a full time career. In 1980, Tena took a Wilton
cake decorating course and fell in love with making cakes for family and friends. Tena's first job was working for Alpine
Pastry in Concord where she started out at counter sales. When a position became available for an apprentice cake decorator.
Tena tried out for, and received the position. Tena worked for Alpine Pastry for a total of 12 years. Tena has also worked
for Safeway as a cake decorator/bakery manager for a total of 15 years.
In 2004, Tena and her husband
purchased an established Bakery in Isleton, CA and changed the name of the business to Parish Pastries. They successfully
ran the business for 6 months. When a major catastrophe occurred with the building, the bakery was forced to close. In 2007, TLCakes (Tena Loves Cakes) was started.
A Note from Tena - Thank you to all who have ordered and referred me to your friends and family. I look
forward to the future of this business, with meeting new customers and making their special occasions - EXTRA SPECIAL.