New West Allis bakery, gift shop specializes in personalized cakes

A Milwaukee woman with a flair for cake decorating is opening a bakery in West Allis.

Piece of Love will be at 6768 W. Lincoln Ave., in the old “Treasure Pickers” building.

The cakery and gift shop will specialize in decorating personalized cakes and arrangements for special occasions. 

Owner Ana Gonzalez, who’s been running the business out of her home, is hoping to open the shop by the first week in February.

Adding another layer

Interestingly, the cake decorating part of things was a late addition to Piece of Love’s offerings. 

Gonzalez said she’d been concentrating on selling floral arrangements and chocolate-covered strawberries when her sister asked her to make and decorate a cake for her son’s — Gonzalez’s nephew —18th birthday.