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Do you know the Cheesecake Funk story?


Welcome to this fun journey of cheesecakes. Have you ever wondered how Cheesecake Funk came to be? I thought I'd share a nice brief summary for anyone wondering and as a refresher. One thing is for sure: follow your dreams, for one day they WILL come true.

The journey of creating cheesecakes began out of my home kitchen in 2002. I began baking more and more, and knew I had something when friends and family kindly demanded my cheesecake at all celebrations and holiday gatherings. Baking at home was something I always enjoyed doing in my spare time while working as a Senior Paralegal at Robins Kaplan LLP.

Fast forward to 2013, I had the incredible opportunity sell merchandise at Paisley Park during concerts and events hosted by Prince. Because I really enjoyed creating cheesecakes for many years prior to this, I thought it would be a “Minnesota nice” thing to bring cheesecakes into work for people who worked at Paisley Park and band members in town rehearsing.

Little did I know that a certain musical genius would find them in the fridge and try my cheesecakes for himself. He, Prince, wouldn’t be quiet about his fondness for my cheesecakes for long though. Soon after finding cheesecakes in the fridge at Paisley Park, Prince began referencing to them on invitations to Paisley Park and in a funny meme on Twitter about running out of cheesecake:

In August of 2019, I made a huge leap of faith and stepped away from my nearly 20 year legal career to embark on my ultimate passion: full-time baker and entrepreneur. I have overcome a great deal trying to navigate through the pandemic, but have an even greater amount of determination and willpower to continue to grow my brand for the world to enjoy. Stepping away from the security of an amazing company to being my own boss - and just before a global pandemic - has provided me with many, many teachable moments. From being unable to qualify for many pandemic related resources as a newly opened business, to navigating my household as a single mother of two, distance learning, being healthy and avoiding COVID, to making sure that all of my restaurant partners have plenty of cheesecakes to offer guests...since early 2020, this journey has been one I will never forget.

I say all of this to encourage myself and others to trust the path and always continue to forge forward, even if the road you're on seems difficult.

Currently, Cheesecake Funk is based out of the Minneapolis Marriott Southwest hotel, in Minnetonka. I supply cheesecakes to numerous restaurants and markets across the Twin Cities, as well as, featured daily for guests who visit Paisley Park in Chanhassen. People may also pre-order cheesecakes directly through the website: (please allow 2-3 business days to fulfill orders).

Always eager to connect with customers, so reach out at any time should you have additional questions, at

My dream is to continue growing Cheesecake Funk so that people from all over the world know it as a household name. With your continued support, I believe this dream will one day become a reality. I hope to be in a position to grow into my own commercial kitchen facility in the future. I know that once a location that will fit Cheesecake Funk's needs comes to be, things will roll in the right direction.

Please keep Cheesecake Funk in mind for any celebrations, weddings, business meetings, employee appreciation gifts, or just to enjoy with dinner. Preorders can be made at anytime, as well as, gift certificate options through the website. For anyone who has the desire to help this small business grow, donations can be made here as well:

Thank you for your support, enjoying Cheesecake Funk and being a wonderful community of cheesecake/dessert loving folks!

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