Hey! I am Kaneil Ritter, better known as “Neily” of Neily Bakes Cookie Cakes. I was born in Lafayette, Louisiana, but I have called Nashville, Tennessee, home for the past 22 years. I am a proud mother to three beautiful girls and have a wonderful husband who has helped make this dream possible (and is often first in line to volunteer as a “taste-tester”).
Ever since I can remember, baking cookies has brought me such JOY! As a little girl, my Godmother and I would spend all day in the kitchen during Christmas making cookies to give to friends and neighbors. During those special times, I experienced the joy and magic that a fresh batch of cookies could bring to others. From then on, baking and sharing cookies became my love-language. Over the years, I shared my heart through my cookies... always baking for our family gatherings, even baking hundreds of cookies for my own wedding to give as favors for our guests!
Neily Bakes Cookie Cakes was born out of a special birthday request for my daughter’s 6th birthday. She isn’t a traditional birthday cake kind of gal, but she loves my cookies and asked for a chocolate chip cookie cake for her special day. Naturally, I did what I love to do and tied on my apron, got in the kitchen and the first Neily Bakes Cookie Cake was served! The feedback and joy that came out of that little chocolate chip cookie cake inspired me to go after my life-long dream of owning my own business while also getting to do what I love - bake cookies! On March 4, 2021, Neily Bakes Cookie Cakes opened its kitchen and we’ve kept the delicious cakes baking ever since!
As a self-proclaimed cookie connoisseur, I believe that the taste of a Neily Bakes Cookie Cake is unlike any other! What sets them apart is not only the love that goes into each one of our cakes but also the commitment to only using the best ingredients in order to deliver the finest flavor possible for our customers. These cookie cakes hold a special place in my heart and I love seeing people’s faces light up when a little white Neily Bakes Cookie Cake box makes its way into their life.
This has been such a wonderful adventure and while I love what I do, the true reward of all of this is getting to be a part of people’s special occasions and lifelong memories through each cake that is shared. My dream is that Neily Bakes Cookie Cakes will continue to spread more joy and happiness into the lives of others for many years to come!
With a slice of love and a sprinkle of gratitude,