Cakes by Nette, the popular Olivette bakery that specializes in 3-D cakes like you've find on TV's Ace of Cakes, will be closing shop in its Olive Boulevard location on Dec. 22.
Owner Shannette Redd announced the move on her Facebook page, prompting Suzanne Epstein-Lang, a fan of Olivette Patch, to comment: "So sad for our community."
Redd was not ready to announce where the new location will be, other than to say it will be somewhere in North County. Redd said she started the business out of her home in North County before moving into the location at 9639 Olive Blvd. four years ago.
She said it would take her three to four weeks to get her new location set up.
"It's just a better move for the business. Business was fine, I just think it will be better," Redd told Patch.
She posted more on her Facebook page: "I might lose a few of you, but I am hoping and praying that you continue to follow me on my journey. It has truly been a blessing serving all of you. I am making a VERY risky move at this new spot, but there is a method to my madness. I hope to be up and going by mid January."
Redd said she has included a mailing list form on her website to alert readers when the new location opened.